Opened 3 weeks ago

Last modified 45 hours ago

#5971 new defect

[webextension] New options page is broken for Firefox 50

Reported by: Ross Assignee:
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: User-Interface Keywords: options-page
Cc: trev, sebastian, mjethani, greiner, saroyanm Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Firefox
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
Review URL(s):

Description (last modified by kzar)


ABP 3.0.1
Firefox 50 / Windows 10

Works in Firefox 57.

How to reproduce

  1. Select [ABP Icon] > [Options].

Try any of the following:

  • Refreshing the page.
  • Ticking one of the checkboxes.
  • Whitelisting a domain.
  • Adding a custom filter.
  • etc.

Observed behaviour

  • After pressing refresh the options page completely breaks.
  • When adjusting most settings nothing appears to happen, but when the options page is next loaded the settings will show as updated.
  • When adjusting the "Privacy & Security" settings they are not even updated the next time the options page is loaded.

Expected behaviour

Refreshing the options page doesn't break it. Settings are shown as updated straight after the user changes them. The "Privacy & Security" options can be updated.


When the options page is refreshed the following message is logged:

TypeError: this.cloneScope is null[Learn More] ExtensionUtils.jsm:387:1

When a setting is changed it appears that sending the response message back to the options page fails:

Error: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.

When loading the options page it complains:

value.indexOf is not a function desktop-options.js:1338

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 3 weeks ago by trev

Actually, filters are being saved successfully - you can see them if you reload the page. Browser Console shows the error "Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist." This error might or might not be related.

comment:2 Changed 3 weeks ago by saroyanm

  • Priority changed from Unknown to P3
  • Ready set

comment:3 Changed 3 weeks ago by saroyanm

  • Keywords options-page added

comment:4 Changed 3 weeks ago by saroyanm

The Added whitelisted domains are not being updated in the UI as well, this might be related to each other.

comment:5 Changed 45 hours ago by kzar

  • Cc mjethani greiner saroyanm added
  • Component changed from Unknown to User-Interface
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from [webextension] Cannot save custom filters in Firefox 50 to [webextension] New options page is broken for Firefox 50

(The fact you triaged this implies it belongs to User-Interface, so I've set that and copied you guys in.)

comment:6 Changed 45 hours ago by kzar

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:7 Changed 45 hours ago by kzar

Perhaps P3 is too low considering the options page is almost completely broken for these users?

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