Unity prevents from adding bookmarks properly in Firefox

Bug #908861 reported by Viktor Pal on 2011-12-26
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Firefox when you try to add a bookmark (by dragging the favicon from the address bar) to the bookmarks sidebar the Unity launcher activates and prevents you from seeing the bookmarks.
Please note the mouse was not moved completely to the left side or even over the area where the launcher appears when it is active.
Please see the attached screenshot for details: unity.png

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.24.0-0ubuntu2b1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: acpi_call

ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Mon Dec 26 20:53:21 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 virtualbox, 4.1.2, 3.0.0-12-generic, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox, 4.1.2, 3.0.0-13-generic, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox, 4.1.2, 3.0.0-14-generic, x86_64: installed
 Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:04ca]
 ATI Technologies Inc NI Seymour [AMD Radeon HD 6470M] [1002:6760] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111011)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron N5110
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-14-generic root=/dev/mapper/system_vg-root_lv ro
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 05/26/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A06
dmi.board.name: 0FTJWD
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A06
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Not Specified
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA06:bd05/26/2011:svnDellInc.:pnInspironN5110:pvrNotSpecified:rvnDellInc.:rn0FTJWD:rvrA06:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrNotSpecified:
dmi.product.name: Inspiron N5110
dmi.product.version: Not Specified
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.6+bzr20110929-0ubuntu6
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

Viktor Pal (deere) wrote :
description: updated
Viktor Pal (deere) on 2011-12-26
description: updated
summary: - Unity prevents from managing bookmarks properly in Firefox
+ Unity prevents from adding bookmarks properly in Firefox
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sam_ (and-sam) on 2012-01-04
tags: added: precise
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

My workaround here on Oneiric and Precise (video), moved url bar to the right hand side in order to have less interference with launcher.

  Installed: 4.24.0-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 4.24.0-0ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 4.24.0-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  Installed: 10.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 10.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 10.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-01-04
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Viktor Pal (deere) wrote :

Just an FYI, that this problem does not exist in Unity2D.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-02-01
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-04
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Medium → Low
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

With firefox in full screen mode launcher still reveals on attempt to drag url with new edge_reveal behaviour standard setup.
  Installed: 5.2.0-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 5.2.0-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 5.2.0-0ubuntu1 0

Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

With the option 'autohide' the launcher still occurs on attempt to bookmark via url bar.
  Installed: 5.4.0-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 5.4.0-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 5.4.0-0ubuntu2 0

I've had a look at this, and have determined the following:

* This happens regardless of whether or not Firefox is in fullscreen mode
* This only seems to be affecting the Firefox sidebar. Opening a second Firefox window and dragging a bookmark onto it from the first window successfully opened it in the second.
* Bookmarks can be managed using drag 'n' drop, as long as your are only attempting to drag it into an existing folder. Dragging to the blank space below the folders will fail.
* Dragging the bookmark to another application, such as Nautilus, succeeds in placing a link there.
* I'm unable to verify in Unity 2D as there seems to be a problem with that on my system.

Are we sure this isn't a problem with Firefox's sidebar?

Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Chris, how do I know it's affecting the sidebar, it isn't open here and I never use it actually?

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