Firefox's icon in unity should propose Private navigation

Bug #974146 reported by Mozaic on 2012-04-05
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When you make a clic right on Firefox's icon, you can select Open a new , Firefox Web Broswer, lock to launch, quit.

I think you should add Private navigation. You could find it in Tool -> Start Private Browsing (or Ctrl + Shift + P). Or in terminal, launch firefox -private.

Unity: 5.8

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: firefox 11.0+build1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-21.34-generic 3.2.13
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-21-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0: gris 1785 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20120403131243
Channel: release
Date: Thu Apr 5 13:02:06 2012
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328)
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=11.0/20120403131243 (Running)
 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
  Soft blocked: no
  Hard blocked: no
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 05/05/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
dmi.bios.version: CALPELLACRB.86C.0000.X.0000000000
dmi.board.asset.tag: Tag 12345 W760C
dmi.board.vendor: CLEVO Co.
dmi.board.version: Not Applicable
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: CLEVO
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvrCALPELLACRB.86C.0000.X.0000000000:bd05/05/2010:svnCLEVOCo.:pnW76OC:pvrNotApplicable:rvnCLEVOCo.:rnW760C:rvrNotApplicable:cvnCLEVO:ct9:cvrN/A: W76OC
dmi.product.version: Not Applicable
dmi.sys.vendor: CLEVO Co.

Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :
description: updated
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thanks, but this is a wontfix until Firefox supports per-window private browsing (see

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in unity:
status: New → Invalid
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This will be fixed in the next nightly build

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Won't Fix → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package firefox - 20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3

firefox (20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3) quantal-security; urgency=low

  * New upstream stable release (FIREFOX_20_0_BUILD1)
    - see LP: #1161422 for USN information

  * Update globalmenu-extension to 3.9
    - Firefox 20 compatibility fixes
    - This is the last version of this addon, and will be dropped in the
      next Firefox release
  * Drop patches fixed upstream
    - remove debian/patches/ionmonkey-hardfp-support.patch
    - update debian/patches/
  * firefox-gnome-support needs explicit dependency on libnotify
    - update debian/control{,.in}
  * Add support for autopkgtest, package the xpcshell, reftest and
    mochitest testsuites and migrate the xpcshell-tests, reftest, crashtest,
    jstestbrowser and mochitest targets to this. Note that tests that can't
    be ran as an autopkgtest (eg, if they require write permissions to the
    application directory) will still be ran at build time
    - add firefox-testsuite package in debian/
    - update debian/control
    - add debian/
    - add debian/
    - update debian/build/
    - update debian/rules
    - drop xpcshell-tests, reftest, crashtest, jstestbrowser and mochitest
      targets from debian/build/, add xpcshell-tests-build
      and the ability to run xpcshell-tests with our own reduced manifest
    - add debian/tests/control
    - add debian/tests/crashtest
    - add debian/tests/jstestbrowser
    - add debian/tests/mochitest
    - add debian/tests/reftest
    - add debian/tests/xpcshell-tests
    - add debian/testing/
    - add debian/testing/
    - add debian/testing/
    - add debian/testing/
    - update debian/config/ to always build with --enable-tests
    - add debian/testing/xpcshell-build.ini
  * Ensure that the directory provider returns all searchplugin paths during
    the search service xpcshell tests
    - add d/p/test-fixes/xpcshell-search-fix-browser-dirprovider.patch
    - update debian/patches/
  * Fix various tests that assume that either the application directory or
    test directory can be written to
    - add d/p/test-fixes/xpcshell-docshell-no-writes-to-appdir.patch
    - add d/p/test-fixes/xpcshell-contentprefs-no-writes-to-appdir.patch
    - add d/p/test-fixes/xpcshell-exthandler-no-writes-to-appdir.patch
    - add d/p/test-fixes/xpcshell-ctypes-no-writes-to-appdir.patch
    - add d/p/test-fixes/xpcshell-xpcom-no-writes-to-testdir-or-appdir.patch
    - add d/p/test-fixes/xpcshell-libpref-no-writes-to-testdir.patch
    - update debian/patches/
  * Export NO_PNG_PKG_MANGLE as optipng breaks tests that are dependent
    on image format / size
    - update debian/build/
  * Don't test that the addon selection dialog appears in test_bug596343.js,
    as we disable this
    - add d/p/test-integration/xpcshell-disable-addon-select-dialog-test-for-adt.patch
    - update debian/patches/series
  * Don't write a log file to the script directory from mochitest
    - ...

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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