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Firefox Desktop Search and Navigation Team

The purpose of this team is to maintain, improve and innovate on the functions of the Firefox frontend around search and navigation. Firefox surface areas that the team often works with are the location bar, the search bar, the library and related preference panes.


  • Marco Bonardo (:mak)
  • Drew Wilcoxon (:adw)
  • Florian Queze (:florian)
  • Mark Banner (Standard8)
  • K Lars Lohn (:lars)
  • Paolo Amadini (:paolo)
  • Javaun Moradi (:javaun)
  • Shilpi Gupta (:shilpi)
  • Panos Astithas (:past)


Team Meeting

Day of week Pacific Time Eastern Time UTC Central European Time
Mondays 10:00AM - 10:30AM 1:00PM - 1:30PM 6:00PM - 6:30PM 7:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Frequency: One meeting per week on Monday.
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Vidyo Room: searchmeeting
  • IRC: #fx-search, #fx-team
  • Mailing list: firefox-dev


Bugzilla components don't tend to align properly with project boundaries, so this team is monitoring bugs across a number of components that contain the whiteboard tag [fxsearch]. Common components of interest are Firefox:Location bar, Firefox:Search, Toolkit:Places and more.

Selecting a New Bug for the Current Release

  1. Select any 'P1' bug which is currently unassigned and not blocked on a dependency. If no 'P1' bugs are available then select from the available 'P2' bugs, and so on.
  2. Add the following if not already present:
  • [fxsearch] whiteboard tag.
  • QE verification flag.

Adding a New Bug to the Backlog

  1. Add the [fxsearch] whiteboard tag.
  2. Set the bug as a dependency of a user story bug or a meta bug if applicable.
  3. The bug priority will be set during the Weekly Meeting:
  • 'P1': Must Have - development occurring in the current release.
  • 'P2': Should Have - targeted for next release.
  • 'P3': Could Have - planned for development in an upcoming release.
  • 'P5': Will Have - not scheduled for any particular release, patches accepted.

Submitting a Bug for Triage

  1. Add the [fxsearch] whiteboard tag.
  2. Leave the priority field empty (--).


Collection of work waiting for the team to review and determine if it should be included in the Product Backlog - View in Bugzilla

ID Summary Status Whiteboard Keywords Assigned to
1163959 Percent decoding in URL bar transforms valid URLs into different valid URLs NEW [fxsearch]
1348275 speculatively connect to web server(s) on autocomplete when typing in awesomebar NEW [photon] [fxsearch]

2 Total; 2 Open (100%); 0 Resolved (0%); 0 Verified (0%);


Current Release

P1: Must Have - development occurring in the current release - View in Bugzilla

Duration: Tuesday January 24 - Monday March 6

ID Summary Status Whiteboard Keywords Assigned to
977177 move favicons blobs out of places.sqlite to their own database ASSIGNED [fxsearch] perf Marco Bonardo [::mak]
1295458 Rework key and mouse handling for the one-off search buttons ASSIGNED [fxsearch] Drew Willcoxon :adw
1295460 Tweak visual styling for one-off search buttons ASSIGNED [fxsearch] Drew Willcoxon :adw
1295463 Tweak visual styling for hover/mouseover state for results ASSIGNED [fxsearch] Drew Willcoxon :adw
1303781 Sometimes selecting a history entry opens a Google search instead of navigating to the entry NEW [fxsearch] regression
1320301 Add partial support to sqlite3_interrupt NEW [fxsearch]
1334615 Add a probe to determine whether the keyboard or the mouse was used to select an action ASSIGNED [fxsearch] Drew Willcoxon :adw
1336982 Investigate UITelemetry searchbar position reporting ASSIGNED [fxsearch] :Paolo Amadini
1344205 Intermittent browser_library_middleclick.js,browser_library_openFlatContainer.js | application crashed [@ nsNavBookmarks::OnDeleteURI] after Assertion failure: history && ((bool)(__builtin_expect(!!(!NS_FAILED_impl(history->GetIdForPage ASSIGNED [fxsearch] assertion, intermittent-failure Marco Bonardo [::mak]
1344924 User sees contextual onboarding for search suggestions in Awesome Bar NEW [fxsearch]
1344925 First run onboarding of search suggestions in Awesome Bar NEW [fxsearch]
1344928 Search suggestions on by default in Awesome Bar NEW [fxsearch]
1344929 One-off buttons on by default in Awesome Bar NEW [fxsearch]
1345834 Create a new keyed histogram for result indices, keyed by the values for result type ASSIGNED [fxsearch] Panos Astithas [:past] (please needinfo?)

14 Total; 14 Open (100%); 0 Resolved (0%); 0 Verified (0%);

Current Release: Completed

View in Bugzilla

ID Summary Status Whiteboard Keywords Assigned to Priority
1214284 Can't tell the name of search engine I'm installing (not even by tooltip) RESOLVED [fxsearch][good first bug] CactusTribe P4
1318070 keyword.enabled is half-broken, it's half enabled even when it's set to false RESOLVED [fxsearch] privacy Wes Kocher (:KWierso) P1
1334617 Consider making FX_URLBAR_SELECTED_RESULT_TYPE opt-out RESOLVED [fxsearch] Panos Astithas [:past] (please needinfo?) P1
1345080 Decide what to do with the SEARCH_SERVICE_ENGINE_COUNT probe RESOLVED [fxsearch] Florian Quèze [:florian] [:flo] P1
1346736 invalid icon in default bookmarks RESOLVED [fxsearch] Marco Bonardo [::mak] P1

5 Total; 0 Open (0%); 5 Resolved (100%); 0 Verified (0%);

Completed Releases

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