smart bar sometimes doesn't search and match

Bug #353625 reported by Loell Anthony Erecre on 2009-04-02
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mozilla-firefox

in firefox 3.0.8 Jaunty beta,

there are times that the smart bar doesn't match a previuosly visited url.

If you mean that the completion sometimes stops working completely, then yes, I see that too, on 3.5 as well. Need to restart browser to make it work again.

Loell Anthony Erecre (loell) wrote :

changing the status to confirmed, i also asked in ubuntuforums, and they are also seeing this behavior too.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

I would wait on marking confirmed until someone can confirm it on this bug report. You may not be seeing the same cause as the people in other places.

affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Dan Andreșan (danyer) wrote :

I confirm.
Ubuntu Jaunty fully updated, still see the problem like once/twice per week.

I start typing into the location bar and no autocompletion of sites happens (although it's a popular site I visit).
It is not related with one adress: once it decides not to work, it will not work consistently, I need to restart Firefox to make it work again.

Loell Anthony Erecre (loell) wrote :

same behavior has been described.
adding a forum link, to add more weight to the confirmation.

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Korcia (jmgmontes) wrote :

Well, I just found out a way for fixing the problem (temporarily) without closing and restarting firefox. I click on the favicon on the left of the smart bar, then you will get a small notification window saying something like: "This web site does not supply identity information". You click again the favicon, without doing anything else, and the smart bar is working again. At least it works for me.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

No more fixes for Firefox 2.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Can anyone confirm this in Firefox 3.0.10? Does it occur with a new profile? You don't have to delete your old profile to test. with a new profile

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Wizzu (wizzu) wrote :

I'm currently using 3.0.14 and I'm seeing it here. (3.0.14+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1)

Testing with a new profile is really hard, because the problem seems to be intermittent and not easily reproducible. Closing the browser and starting again fixes the issue, so switching to a new profile would fix it too. And browsing all the time with a new profile is not that convenient... (I do realise that the same problem makes it hard to solve the issue too.)

Somewhere else on the net someone made a guess that using compiz might be an issue -- I see the problem on two different Ubuntu installs, one has compiz but the other does not.

Torsten Martinsen (bullestock) wrote :

I used to see this with Firefox 3.0. Recently I (for other reasons) deleted my profile and created a new one. The problem still occurred. And it still occurs after upgrading to 3.5.4. I will try the workaround in comment #6 next time it happens.

Torsten Martinsen (bullestock) wrote :

I can confirm that the workaround in comment #6 also works in Firefox 3.5.4.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Feanor's Curse (suepke) wrote :

Still happening pretty often for me with Firefox 3.6.13 on ubuntu 11.04 (x86)

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