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Firefox Metro Win8 beta 28 not working

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Installed/upgraded Firefox v27 to v28beta to try out the Windows 8 Touch version on my Surface Pro 2. Relaunched via menu link in desktop version. Opened in Metro on my home page ok, but no menu bar/ icon. Closed and reopened using Metro icon. Opened to the start page? where it shows links, history, etc. None of the links worked and there is no menu bar visible. Forced to restart in desktop mode.

Installed/upgraded Firefox v27 to v28beta to try out the Windows 8 Touch version on my Surface Pro 2. Relaunched via menu link in desktop version. Opened in Metro on my home page ok, but no menu bar/ icon. Closed and reopened using Metro icon. Opened to the start page? where it shows links, history, etc. None of the links worked and there is no menu bar visible. Forced to restart in desktop mode.

Modified by DaDD58

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 12.0 r0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy

Application

  • Firefox 28.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/28.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • App Button Color 1.0 (appbuttoncolor@mozilla.org)
  • Fasterfox Lite 3.9.9Lite (FasterFox_Lite@BigRedBrent)
  • FastestFox 5.2.1 (smarterwiki@wikiatic.com)
  • FAYT 2.0.5 ({c2d0e930-64de-11db-bd13-0800200c9a66})
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  • Free Download Manager plugin 1.6.0.1 (fdm_ffext@freedownloadmanager.org)
  • Google Toolbar for Firefox 7.1.20110512W ({3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c})
  • Greasemonkey 1.15 ({e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781})
  • IE Tab 2 (FF 3.6+) 5.12.12.1 ({1BC9BA34-1EED-42ca-A505-6D2F1A935BBB})
  • IE View 1.5.6 ({6e84150a-d526-41f1-a480-a67d3fed910d})
  • LastPass 3.0.12 (support@lastpass.com)
  • Movable Firefox Button 1.4 (movableAppButton@Merci.chao)
  • NewTabURL 2.2.3 (newtaburl@sogame.cat)
  • Password Exporter 1.2.1 ({B17C1C5A-04B1-11DB-9804-B622A1EF5492})
  • Places Maintenance 1.3 (places-maintenance@bonardo.net)
  • Saved Password Editor 2.7.2 (savedpasswordeditor@daniel.dawson)
  • Status-4-Evar 2013.10.31.22 (status4evar@caligonstudios.com)
  • Stylish 1.4.1 ({46551EC9-40F0-4e47-8E18-8E5CF550CFB8})
  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Utopia FFSE White Options 5.0.4 (utopia_ffse_white_options@www.theme-oasis.org)
  • Vacuum Places Improved 1.2 (VacuumPlacesImproved@lultimouomo-gmail.com)
  • WebSlingPlayer 1.5.12.732 ({9EB34849-81D3-4841-939D-666D522B889A})
  • Xmarks 4.2.5 (foxmarks@kei.com)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant 1.2.1 ({20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (Intel Corporation - WDDM 1.3)
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0a16
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: igdumdim64 igd10iumd64 igd10iumd64 igdumdim32 igd10iumd32 igd10iumd32
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • clearTypeParameters: Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: R ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 300
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.3.9600.16384
  • driverDate: 7-31-2013
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 10.18.10.3262
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (Intel Corporation - WDDM 1.3) Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: False
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind: True
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 76800
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.fixup.alternate.enabled: False
  • browser.newtab.url: about:blank
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 6
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140218122424
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://www.google.ca/
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140218122424
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 28.0
  • browser.tabs.loadInBackground: False
  • browser.tabs.onTop: False
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
  • dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npietab2.dll: True
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 28.0
  • font.internaluseonly.changed: True
  • general.autoScroll: False
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0
  • gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1: True
  • media.windows-media-foundation.enabled: False
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • network.dnsCacheEntries: 512
  • network.dnsCacheExpiration: 3600
  • network.http.max-connections: 48
  • network.http.max-connections-per-server: 24
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy: 16
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server: 8
  • network.http.pipelining: True
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: 8
  • network.http.pipelining.ssl: True
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1393266970
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • places.history.expiration.transient_optimal_database_size: 139499274
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf,audio/x-mpeg,audio/mpeg,video/quicktime
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • privacy.cpd.cache: False
  • privacy.cpd.cookies: False
  • privacy.cpd.formdata: False
  • privacy.cpd.sessions: False
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 4
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
  • storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1392387396

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: Yes
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8639 solutions 70669 answers

I haven't had a chance to try this out myself.

For menus and toolbars, do any of the usual "drag in from the edge" actions work? Or the equivalent "mouse pointer in the corner" method?

Which home page links aren't working -- the built-in Firefox home page?

I haven't had a chance to try this out myself. For menus and toolbars, do any of the usual "drag in from the edge" actions work? Or the equivalent "mouse pointer in the corner" method? Which home page links aren't working -- the built-in Firefox home page?

Question owner

You can to some settings from the charms bar right side, privacy and crash reports. In the app itself there is no menu. When it opens form the Metro side of windows it show a start page with tiles/links for bookmarks recent history top sites but the links don't open and there is no menu bar. Not sure if it a Surface issue or the beta.

You can to some settings from the charms bar right side, privacy and crash reports. In the app itself there is no menu. When it opens form the Metro side of windows it show a start page with tiles/links for bookmarks recent history top sites but the links don't open and there is no menu bar. Not sure if it a Surface issue or the beta.
philipp
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
5291 solutions 23375 answers

the tabbar and the address bar with a menu should show up when you swipe in from the top or bottom like on other windows 8 metro apps...
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/getting-around-tutorial


as for the links not working, this certainly doesn't sound right - do you get any sort of error message or does the app just not react at all once you tap on a tile?

the tabbar and the address bar with a menu should show up when you swipe in from the top or bottom like on other windows 8 metro apps... <br>http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/getting-around-tutorial <br>as for the links not working, this certainly doesn't sound right - do you get any sort of error message or does the app just not react at all once you tap on a tile?

Question owner

Swiping down shows a window displaying the open tab and + sign which when touched will open a new tab same as the existing one. No address bar or anything else. The tiles in the start page depress/move when touch but nothing happens. No error messages or crash. Desktop version works as usual.

Swiping down shows a window displaying the open tab and + sign which when touched will open a new tab same as the existing one. No address bar or anything else. The tiles in the start page depress/move when touch but nothing happens. No error messages or crash. Desktop version works as usual.
guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

DaDD58, I talked to a developer in the #windev channel, and this is not something that they have seen before. Please try to start it in safe mode or disable all of the add ons to see if this is interfering with it. If it is, this is also useful to add to the bug I filed. Bug 976849 - Touch not working on Surface[user storyNo address bar The tiles in the start page depress/move]

It could probably use a better title too. Please add a screenshot to what you are describing if you can to that bug.

DaDD58, I talked to a developer in the #windev channel, and this is not something that they have seen before. Please try to start it in safe mode or disable all of the add ons to see if this is interfering with it. If it is, this is also useful to add to the bug I filed. [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=976849 Bug 976849 - Touch not working on Surface[user story]No address bar The tiles in the start page depress/move] It could probably use a better title too. Please add a screenshot to what you are describing if you can to that bug.

Question owner

I assuming you mean start in Firefox safemode, not Win8 safe mode?

I assuming you mean start in Firefox safemode, not Win8 safe mode?