Re: Liking Firefox Quantum - some questions about bug submission
- Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:55:18 -0600
- From: Hartdonor <hartdonor@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Liking Firefox Quantum - some questions about bug submission
I think I've nailed down all the bad behavior I'm getting with Firefox
Quantum. It appears to be all extension-related.
So now I'm asking if anyone's having issues with these extensions:
1. The failed startups appear to be the responsibility of Ghostery. What
happens is that the Ghostery icon will grey out during a session
(Ghostery not active), because the extension fails to initiate. When you
close the browser and start it up again, start up fails. Killing the
stray process in Task Manger and restarting brings up a successful
launch. Ghostery appears to hang Firefox before the GUI appears.
2. The in-page browser hangs appear to be the responsibility of an addon
called "Password Toggler." The hangs were happening on pages with
password fields. I just removed that extension, and haven't had a problem
Is anyone else having similar issues with these extensions. Especially
Ghostery, I don't want to send a bug report out without confirming that
problem affects other systems.
I am a little disappointed that the new WebExtensions add-ons aren't
sufficiently sandboxed to keep them from causing such major problems with
the browser. I thought they were modernizing the extension protocols? I
can't rule out that it may be a problem with the way Firefox implements
WebExtensions. Bound to be some bugs out of the gate with the new API.
Give all you can, don't give more than you can.
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