Bug 235615

Summary: www/firefox keyboard shortcut Control-R not effective, no reload
Product: Ports & Packages Reporter: Graham Perrin <grahamperrin>
Component: Individual Port(s)Assignee: freebsd-gecko mailing list <gecko>
Status: Closed Unable to Reproduce    
Severity: Affects Only Me CC: grahamperrin
Priority: --- Flags: bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (gecko)
Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   
URL: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly#w_navigation
Description Flags
Screen recording. Before keying Control-R I began pointing at (not clicking) the scroll bar.
Log of update of Firefox (and some other ports) none

Description Graham Perrin 2019-02-09 08:46:33 UTC
Created attachment 201863 [details]
Screen recording. Before keying Control-R I began pointing at (not clicking) the scroll bar.

F5 works. 

Control-F5 works. 

Control-R results in apparent flicker of e.g. the scroll bar but no reload. 

grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-8570p:~ % date ; uname -v
Sat  9 Feb 2019 08:41:42 GMT
FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT r343883 GENERIC 
grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-8570p:~ % pkg query '%o %v %R' firefox
www/firefox 65.0_2,1 FreeBSD
grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-8570p:~ % 

Reproducible with Firefox in safe mode.
Comment 1 Graham Perrin 2019-02-09 17:05:40 UTC
Hmm, currently not reproducible with r343308.
Comment 2 Graham Perrin 2019-02-10 06:16:36 UTC
Created attachment 201882 [details]
Log of update of Firefox (and some other ports)

I omitted to note which version of Firefox I used in the (inferior) r343308 boot environment. 

Today with r343931 I can not make the issue reproducible with either 65.0_1,1 or 65.0_2,1.
Comment 3 Graham Perrin 2019-02-10 06:18:50 UTC
Strange … the issue was reproducible with multiple Firefox profiles – one of which was in safe mode – when I first reported with 65.0_2,1. 

No longer reproducible with 65.0_2,1.
Comment 4 Graham Perrin 2019-02-10 10:23:51 UTC
Symptoms have recurred but they're not specific to Firefox. 

Without reopening this bug, just using this comment as a small dumping ground whilst things are fresh in my mind …

Waterfox bugged at e.g. 


– so I launched Firefox and found it similarly bugged at the same URL. 

Mozilla/Gecko only? No. 

I launched Chromium, similarly bugged at the same URL. 

grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-8570p:~ % pkg query '%o %v %R' chromium
www/chromium 71.0.3578.98_2 FreeBSD
grahamperrin@momh167-gjp4-8570p:~ % 

Smells like an occasional, transient issue involving the desktop environment or windowing. 

Operating System: FreeBSD 
KDE Plasma Version: 5.14.5
Qt Version: 5.12.0
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.54.0
Kernel Version: 13.0-CURRENT
OS Type: 64-bit
Processors: 4 × ACPI CPU
Memory: 15.9 GiB of RAM

Compositor settings for desktop effects: XRender, crisp. 


Probably unrelated, but memorable (extraordinary): half an hour or so ago, whenever I clicked the scroller in the scroll bar of Firefox, the window disappeared. Window regained, after each disappearance, by a simple click on its icon in the (Plasma) task manager. 

Firefox at the time was probably run with this command: 

firefox --safe-mode -p test 'https://web.archive.org/web/20190210074311/https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/aoquet/webextensions_performance_reliability_in_busy/'

Transient; not currently reproducible. 

Also at that time in Surf (maybe browsing the same URL) I had a strange grey opaque overlay at the bottom part of the scroll bar area, behind which the scroller could be slid. 

Transient; not currently reproducible. 


Enough dumping. It's not a Firefox bug.