Bug#747828: iceweasel: the UI is completely broken: no menu bar, no status bar...
mh at glandium.org
Mon May 12 10:31:45 UTC 2014
On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 09:27:14AM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2014-05-12 11:40:18 +0900, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > severity 747828 wishlist
> > title 747828 New UI is confusing at first
> > thanks
> > 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".
> Not really. The fact that the menu bar no longer appears could be
> regarded as a bug, but since there's no documentation, it's difficult
> to say whether this is a bug or the features are available via some
> context menu.
> After some search, I could see that the problem with the menu bar was
> actually a configuration problem with the new version, and one can
> get it back.
There are addons to get the old UI, including the menu bar and the
> > I thought it was "iceweasel doesn't work at all", a bit like when
> > you get xul errors.
> Well, without the menu bar, various major features (this includes
> bookmarks) were no longer available. I still don't know how to
> get the status bar back.
There is a button in the toolbar for bookmarks, and the right-most icon
on the toolbar is also a menu with more things.
> > > [*] 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.
> The problem is that with the Debian upgrade, this page is not
> presented to the user, contrary to what happens with upstream's
> version 29.
I know. I don't know how to "fix" this yet.
> Upstream also says that this page is available in the Help menu,
> but this menu is not available by default with the new UI. Only
> a tour can make you know how to get this back!
Cf. above, there is such a menu.
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