Bug#747828: iceweasel: the UI is completely broken: no menu bar, no status bar...

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Mon May 12 02:40:18 UTC 2014

severity 747828 wishlist
title 747828 New UI is confusing at first

On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 03:21:01AM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2014-05-12 06:49:30 +0900, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 11:11:03PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > > After upgrading to iceweasel 29.0.1-1, the UI got completely broken:
> > > the menu bar no longer appears, the status bar is absent as well, and
> > > the user config has completely been modified.
> For this one, it appears that upstream provides something[*]
> (I don't know whether this is complete), but I didn't see
> anything with the Debian upgrade.

Oh, so your bug report is really "I don't like the new UI". I thought it
was "iceweasel doesn't work at all", a bit like when you get xul errors.

> [*] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1008761

So, as mentioned in the bug, there is a tour... except it's a Firefox
page on mozilla.org doing that.

> > > BTW, I can't test with "iceweasel -no-remote -safe-mode" as it no longer
> > > works at all. I get the following error:
> > > 
> > >   Iceweasel is already running, but is not responding. To open a new
> > >   window, you must first close the existing Iceweasel process, or
> > >   restart your system.
> > 
> > It sounds like you have an old iceweasel still running in the
> > background. Kill it.
> Well, the goal of -no-remote is that Iceweasel shouldn't try to
> connect to a running version (I'm using this option for testing
> because I don't want to kill the running instance). So, this is
> broken again. The real message should have something like the
> profile is locked (after spending some time, it seems to be the
> real problem). Unfortunately upstream doesn't want to fix the
> message in this case. Trying to test with -safe-mode is rather
> discouraging...

It has been this way for a long time. There's nothing new here.
-no-remote has never allowed to run two instances on the same profile.


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