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bug #50937: First session for new profile doesn't work

Submitted by:  David Hedlund <beloved>
Submitted on:  Thu 04 May 2017 02:01:30 AM UTC  
Votes:  5  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open

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Mon 30 Apr 2018 03:57:15 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The about: URL protocol is not affected. See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/The_about_protocol for all about: links:


  • about:
  • about:home
  • about:config
David Hedlund <beloved>
Project Member
Thu 04 May 2017 02:01:30 AM UTC, original submission:  

Browser: icecat_52.0.2-gnu1+7.0trisquel2_amd64.deb

These bugs are only valid the first time you run a new profile. If you restart icecat they will disappear. However, it is important to fix this issue because people including myself have blamed these bugs on other things.

You can reinstate new profiles by either:

  • wiping ~/.mozilla/icecat/
  • running icecat -p -> Create Profile

==Unable to browse at all==

I cannot browse any website in the world. Type gnu.org, fsf.org, or whatever and you'll get this message:

> Content Encoding Error
> The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.
> Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

==Cannot Disable add-ons==

I cannot disable the inbuilt LibreJS add-on.

LibreJS may appear to have been disabled but its not, you can notice that by trying to use any web page that won't work with LibreJS enabled, For example the inbulit "Sign in to Sync" service in IceCat.


David Hedlund <beloved>
Project Member


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file #41273:  icecat-first-run.txt added by beloved (4KiB - text/plain - Pay attention to lines with "/usr/lib/icecat/plugin-container")


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