- Issam and Micah have updated about:logins with some new UI improvements!
- Issam made it so search input is aligned with the logins list
- Micah added a new timeline component for visualizing when a login has been created, updated, and last used
- Picture-in-Picture updates:
- kpatenio updated the Dailymotion wrapper, so captions should appear again on the PiP window
- kpatenio resolved issues where PiP touch events changed playback while toggling PiP
- Niklas fixed the Netflix wrapper when seeking forward or backward and scrubbing
- Niklas increased the seek bar slider clickable area, making it easier to select the scrubber with the mouse
- The DevTools team have updated our main highlighters to use less aggressive styling when prefers-reduced-motion is enabled (bug)
- There is a new context menu option for opening source view in Firefox Profiler. Thanks to our contributor Krishna Ravishankar!
James from the Search team has enabled persisting search terms in the address bar in early beta, and is looking for more user feedback! You can file bugs against the feature here.
Friends of the Firefox team
[mconley] Introducing Jonathan Epstein (jepstein) who is coming to us from the Rally team as a new Engineering Manager! Welcome!
Volunteers that fixed more than one bug
- CanadaHonk [:CanadaHonk]
- Gregory Pappas [:gregp]
- Jonas Jenwald [:Snuffleupagus]
- Oriol Brufau [:Oriol]
New contributors (🌟 = first patch)
- 🌟 eprendergast changed learnMore labels on non mozilla support links in Privacy settings to html:a elements
- 🌟 Qijia Liu fixed promise constructor anti-pattern in ExtensionControlledPopup.jsm
Add-ons / Web Extensions
- Oriol Brufau contributed a fix to the “tabs.move” API method when used to move multiple tabs into a different browser window – Bug 1809364
- Gregory Pappas contributed a new “matchDiacritics” option to the (Firefox-specific) find API – Bug 1680606
- All manifest_version 3 extensions that want to use the “webRequest.
filterResponseData” API method will have to request the new “webRequestFilterResponse” permission (in addition to the “webRequest” and “webRequestBlocking” permissions that were already needed to get access to this API in manifest_version 2 extensions) – Bug 1809235
- declarativeNetRequest API:
- Constants representing the values, used internally to enforce limits to the DNR rules that each extension is allowed to define and enable, are now exposed as declarativeNetRequest API namespace properties – Bug 1809721
- Update JSONSchema and tests to explicitly cover the expected default value set for the DNR rule condition property “isUrlFilterCaseSensitive”, which should be false per consensus reached in the WECG (WebExtensions Community Group) – Bug 1811498
- As part of tweaks that aim to reduce the number of changes needed to port a Chrome’s manifest_version 3 extension to Firefox, In Firefox >= 110 the optional “extension_ids” property part of the manifest_version 3 “web_accessible_resources” manifest property can be set to an empty array – Bug 1809431
- Extensions button and panel:
- Cleanups for the remaining bits of the legacy implementation (which also covered the removal of the pref) – Bug 1799009, Bug 1801540
- Introduction of a new “Origin Controls” string to be shown to the users in the extensions panel when an extension has access to the currently active tab but limited to the current visit (which will only be valid while the tab is not navigated) – Bug 1805523
Thanks to Tom for grouping CSP warnings in the console (bug)
- Thanks to rpl for fixing dynamic updates of the extension storage in the Storage panel (bug)
- Alex fixed a recent regression for the Browser Toolbox in parent process mode, where several panels would start breaking when doing a navigation in the Browser (bug)
- Alex also fixed several issues in the Debugger for sources created using `new Function` (eg bug)
- Nicolas fixed several bugs for the autocomplete in the Browser Toolbox / Console, which could happen when changing context in the context selector (bug and bug)
- Thanks to :CanadaHonk for fixing bugs or adding missing features in our CDP implementation (bug, bug, bug, bug, bug)
- Henrik updated events of the browsingContext module (eg `domContentLoaded`, `load`, …) to provide a timestamp, which can be useful to collect page performance data (bug)
- Sasha updated our vendored Puppeteer to version 18.0.0, which now includes a shared test expectation file, which means less maintenance for us and a better test coverage for Firefox on puppeteer side (bug and bug).
- We implemented the network.responseCompleted event (bug) and updated our example web-client for webdriver BiDi to provide a simplified version of a network monitor (https://github.com/firefox-
- ESMified status:
- browser: 46.1%
- Dropped a little bit because we removed a large number of sys.mjs files we didn’t need any more.
- toolkit: 38.3%
- Bilal has been working on migrating various actors.
- Total: 46.54% (up from 46.0%)
- browser: 46.1%
- #esmification on Matrix
- Migration Document (with a walkthrough!)
Lint, Docs and Workflow
- The no-cu-reportError rule now handles promise callbacks and a few other cases.
- The ESLint rule no-shadow has been enabled for .mjs files.
- The intent is to soon enable the builtInGlobals option, and then later roll it out to .sys.mjs files as well.
./mach doc should no longer lose the document tree when a change is made to a doc.
Migration Improvements (CalState LA Project)
- After a solid winter break, the CalState LA students are starting up again this week!
- mconley closed out some infrastructure bugs on the new migration wizard in preparation for the students taking over primary development
- Thanks to mak for fixing an annoying frequent intermittent orange!
- Bilal updated PiP extension manifest to use `browser_specific_settings` for manifest V3
- Molly made a change where PiP video duration is hidden when visible duration is NaN or infinite
Performance Tools (aka Firefox Profiler)
- Support zip files on windows. Thanks to our contributor Krishna Ravishankar!
- Scroll item horizontally in the virtuallist, taking into account the fixed size.
- Remove the “optimizations” field from the frame table. This should reduce our profile data size.
- Allow pinning source code view files to specific git tags.
- Enable screenshots on talos profiling jobs on treeherder.
- Remove some Timestamp::Now calls when the profiler is not running.
- Fix Firefox version inside the profile data.
Search and Navigation
- Mandy and Drew making progress on weather suggestions (from accuweather via merino):
- Bug 1810250 – Add weather icons for weather suggestions
- Bug 1808974 – Implement new client UI for weather suggestions
- Bug 1809201 – Weather suggestions should respect regional locale preferences for C/F
- Bug 1811018 – The Weather result remains displayed in the Zero-prefix panel when the Space key is pressed inside the Address Bar
- Bug 1811373 – Weather suggestion text pops in and causes flicker
- Bug 1811387 – Weather suggestion icon pops in and causes flicker
- Daisuke has refactored urlbar engagement telemetry tests
- mak: Bug 1750317 – location bar search intermittently fails to reach search engine input
- gregp: Bug 1779400 – Omnibox API: onInputChanged runs in private windows but suggestions do not appear
- Nanj: Bug 1771380 – Firefox Suggest should not recommend “Vietnam War” when user searches for “Vietnam”
- Bug 1799437 – Update searchengine-devtools to use “browser_specific_settings” instead of “applications” in its manifest
- Bug 1809638 – Save the extension id in AddonSearchEngine’s constructor rather than passing it to the init/update functions
- Bug 1809640 – Move WebExtension valid checks from SearchService to AddonSearchEngine
- Dao working on address bar result menu:
- Bug 1790024 – Add urlbar result menu for top pick and sponsored Firefox Suggest items
- Bug 1809705 – Implement “Learn more about Firefox Suggest” menu item in the urlbar result menu
- Bug 1801298 – Fix down/up arrow behavior with multiple selectable elements per row
- Bug 1801297 – Better align urlbar result menu button styling with the UX spec
- Bug 1810647 – Prepare for enabling the urlbar result menu in Nightly
Storybook / Reusable components
- Public storybook updated as of this morning with new about:logins timeline component
- Bug 1799699 – Storybook Docs tab now lists component attributes from JSDoc
Bug 1798335 – The moz-toggle is now used on about:addons
- Bug 1809457 – Our common stylesheet no longer conflicts with Storybook styles
- Bug 1801927 – The “Learn more” links in the about:preferences#general tab have been updated to use `moz-support-link`
- Bug 1803155 (Heading to autoland) – ./mach storybook install is going away in favor of automatically installing dependencies when ./mach storybook is run