William,

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all
reported bugs in a timely manner. You reported this bug some time ago
and there have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time.

We would like to close this bug report as it refers to very old versions
of Ubuntu and Firefox but before we do we are asking do you still see a
problem related to the one that you reported? Please let us know if you
do.

If we do not hear from you the bug report will close itself in
approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

** Changed in: firefox (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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Title:
  cleared history momentarily revealed in global menu bookmarks -
  privacy issue

Status in firefox package in Ubuntu:
  Incomplete

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: firefox

  Having cleared my browsing history in Firefox, about half an hour
  later I clicked on the "history" button on the global menu. For a very
  brief second I saw my previously cleared history in the list, which
  (after maybe a quarter of a second) disappeared and was replaced by my
  proper, recent history.

  I'm using compiz, Ubuntu 11.04, unity (and therefore global menu) and
  Firefox 4. I haven't tried to reproduce the bug yet, but I think its
  important to note it for posterity.

  At a wild, untechnical guess, I'd say it's possibly less to do with
  firefox breaking its own privacy rules and more to do with compiz (or
  some other aspect of the desktop) saving a texture/image
  representation of my previous, now cleared history. Not technically a
  violation of either program's security (I could also take a screenshot
  and save that in my Pictures folder which would equally achieve the
  same thing), but since it happened 'accidentally' without any
  intention or action from myself, it seems to be against the spirit of
  Firefox's clear history function - when the history is cleared, it
  should be gone.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Mon May  2 15:03:27 2011
  FirefoxPackages:
   firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
   flashplugin-installer 10.2.159.1ubuntu1
   adobe-flashplugin N/A
   icedtea-plugin 1.1~20110420-0ubuntu1
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
  ProcEnviron:
   LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
   PATH=(custom, user)
   LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
   SHELL=/bin/bash
  SourcePackage: firefox
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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