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** Changed in: firefox (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Incomplete
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cleared history momentarily revealed in global menu bookmarks -
Status in firefox package in Ubuntu:
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.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firefox 4.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 126.96.36.199
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Date: Mon May 2 15:03:27 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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