Bug 520757 - Firefox is unusable after it starts
Summary: Firefox is unusable after it starts
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: 11
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-02 08:10 UTC by Jiri Pirko
Modified: 2015-05-05 01:17 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-05-24 20:10:04 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
when it's unusable (32.35 KB, image/png)
2009-09-02 08:10 UTC, Jiri Pirko
no flags Details

Description Jiri Pirko 2009-09-02 08:10:10 UTC
Created attachment 359476 [details]
when it's unusable

Description of problem:

I've installed fresh Fedora 11 and used my old home from Fedora 10 (including .mozilla directory). Now every time I start firefox for a first time after a machine bootup I have only grey text "Search Bookmarks and History" in URL edit box (see attachment). I can type whatever here but after pressing "enter" nothing happens, text is still grey. The only solution is to open a new tab - it's working. After that the original tab is working too.

Comment 1 Jiri Pirko 2009-09-02 12:15:38 UTC
vacuum did not help. Disabling all extensions did not help. Creating a new profile helped.

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Comment 3 Jiri Pirko 2010-04-28 17:51:31 UTC
Still in F12...

Comment 4 Chris Campbell 2010-05-24 14:58:57 UTC
Just so I understand, your firefox (mozilla) profile created during Fedora 10 is not usable in 11 and newer?

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 5 Jiri Pirko 2010-05-24 15:55:48 UTC
IIRC, yes.

Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2010-05-24 20:10:04 UTC
I think we're not going to fix it.

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