Bug 1880387 - Tooltips in Firefox stop working after some time when on Wayland
Summary: Tooltips in Firefox stop working after some time when on Wayland
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 32
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-09-18 11:54 UTC by Daniel Rusek
Modified: 2021-05-25 16:45 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2021-05-25 16:45:33 UTC
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Description Daniel Rusek 2020-09-18 11:54:50 UTC
Description of problem:
Tooltips on websites displayed in Firefox seem to stop working after some time when on Wayland. This happens randomly, but happens (almost) every time after few hours when Firefox is running.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use Firefox on Wayland GNOME Shell session.
2. Wait few hours (do not close Firefox window).
3. Try if tooltips (that are displayed when mouse hovering over some web elements that contain tooltip texts) are still working properly.

Actual results:
After some time, tooltips stop working when on Wayland.

Expected results:
Tooltips work properly.

Comment 1 Daniel Rusek 2020-09-18 21:32:18 UTC
I have also noticed that when the issue happens, tabs with pages in in the Firefox window cannot be dragged and rearranged.

Comment 2 Martin Stransky 2020-09-30 10:08:43 UTC
Yes, I do see that too, Thanks.

Comment 3 Dima Ryazanov 2021-02-04 22:24:24 UTC
I just noticed a sequence of actions that made tooltips and tab dragging work again. It's very bizarre, but worked twice for me so far, so here we go...

I (unsuccessfully) tried to remove a container:
- Opened about:preferences
- Searched for "container"
- Clicked "Settings..."
- Clicked "Remove" next to the container I was trying to get rid of
- Got a message "If you remove this Container now, 1 container tab will be closed. Are you sure you want to remove this Container?"
- Clicked "Remove this Container"

Nothing happens - the container is still there. But, tooltips are back, and tabs are draggable. Of course, for all I know, containers have nothing to do with it, and just opening "about:preferences" is sufficient - but I'll have to wait a few days for the bug to re-appear, so I can try it again.

Comment 4 Dima Ryazanov 2021-02-08 18:50:16 UTC
Just confirming that I'm not crazy: those steps worked for me for the third time. The last one doesn't matter, though - even if I clicked "x" to close the prompt, it fixed the tooltips and dragging.

Comment 5 Martin Stransky 2021-02-08 19:47:20 UTC
Upstream bug:

Thanks for your finding, I think the tooltip window is on some bad state and the steps causes it's re-creation - perhaps some widget three is broken and re-created.

Comment 6 Fedora Program Management 2021-04-29 16:38:08 UTC
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Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 32 on 2021-05-25.
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Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2021-05-25 16:45:33 UTC
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