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Bug 1798081

Summary: Firefox drag and drop tabs freezes after a while
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Carlos Eduardo Arango Gutierrez <carangog>
Component: firefoxAssignee: Gecko Maintainer <gecko-bugs-nobody>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 31CC: 0xalen+redhat, anto.trande,, ckellner, elxreno, gecko-bugs-nobody, jhorak, john.j5live, kengert, notting, pjasicek, rhughes, rstrode, sandmann, stransky
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Last Closed: 2020-11-24 16:32:00 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Carlos Eduardo Arango Gutierrez 2020-02-04 14:30:16 UTC
Description of problem:
Firefox drag and drop functionality stops/freezes after some time 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[eduardo@fedora-ws]$ uname -a
Linux fedora-ws 5.4.15-200.fc31.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 28 09:08:32 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[eduardo@fedora-ws]$ firefox --version
Mozilla Firefox 72.0.2
[eduardo@fedora-ws]$ uptime
 09:28:44 up 15:09,  1 user,  load average: 0.34, 0.58, 0.82

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have multiple tabs open
2. leave firefox open for more than one working day
3. try to drag an drop a tab

Comment 1 Carlos Eduardo Arango Gutierrez 2020-02-14 23:18:17 UTC
This Bug seems to be Wayland related, I have been using FireFox and multitabs for a week without bugs.

Comment 2 Martin Stransky 2020-02-15 07:56:06 UTC
Okay, adding to Wayland tracker.

Comment 3 Carlos Eduardo Arango Gutierrez 2020-02-18 22:32:52 UTC
Update: after 10 uptime days with Xorg, the bug is not present, so is 100% related to Wayland

Comment 4 Christian Kellner 2020-04-06 12:07:57 UTC
Seeing the same thing on F32, Firefox 74.0 (wayland).

Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2020-04-06 12:12:49 UTC
How long does it take until it's broken?

Comment 7 Berend De Schouwer 2020-07-17 08:33:24 UTC
(In reply to Martin Stransky from comment #6)
> How long does it take until it's broken?
> Thanks.

For me: unknown.  It may be usage related (open and move tabs) rather than time related.

Sometimes suspend & resume fixes it.

I haven't had it happen in a while, but I've now seen it again in FF 78, mutter 3.36.3

Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2020-07-20 19:26:58 UTC
I see this, and it's not just drag & drop of tabs, it's drag and drop anywhere in firefox.

Comment 9 Berend De Schouwer 2020-10-28 10:25:39 UTC
I've seen this once on FF 82, Fedora 33.

When it happened drag&drop-ing a random file into a new firefox tab corrected the bug [1].  So it does appear to be an unfinished drag&drop that gets the tabs stuck.

That would confirm comment 8 in

[1] new tab to prevent random POST of a file.  random file being really random in case it POST to a search engine.

Comment 10 Ben Cotton 2020-11-03 17:07:43 UTC
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