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Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby adesh » Wed, 08 Nov 2017, 14:34

Updated my browser today and now I am facing this issue where the spinning tab loading icon keeps blinking until the tab is loaded, i.e. the icon keeps alternating between being visible and hidden, and that gives the icon a dancing effect. It's only the "loading" circle which appears after page data starts downloading, that has the issue; "connecting" circle behaves properly.

Using a clean profile does not change anything. Reverting to older 27.5.1 fixes the issue.
I am on 32-bit Linux (Arch) and using Pale Moon with default theme.

EDIT: Troubleshooting Information

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Application Basics
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Name: Pale Moon
Version: 27.6.0
Build ID: 20171107064202
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:3.4) Goanna/20171107 PaleMoon/27.6.0
OS: Linux 4.13.11-1-ARCH
Multiprocess Windows: 0/1 (default: false)
Safe Mode: false

Extensions
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Name: NoScript
Version: 5.1.5
Enabled: true
ID: {73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}

Graphics
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Adapter Description: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2
Device ID: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2
Driver Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.2.4 (git-a4b72e2643)
GPU Accelerated Windows: 0/1 Basic
Vendor ID: Intel Open Source Technology Center
WebGL Renderer: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2
windowLayerManagerRemote: false
AzureCanvasBackend: cairo
AzureContentBackend: cairo
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: none
AzureSkiaAccelerated: 0

Important Modified Preferences
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accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
browser.cache.disk.capacity: 215040
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: false
browser.download.importedFromSqlite: true
browser.newtab.url: about:newtab
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
browser.startup.homepage: about:newtab
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20171107064202
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 3.4.0
extensions.lastAppVersion: 27.6.0
general.useragent.compatMode: 0
image.http.accept: image/webp,image/jxr,image/png,image/*;q=0.8,*/*;q=0.5
network.cookie.cookieBehavior: 1
network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true
network.http.referer.trimmingPolicy: 1
network.http.referer.XOriginPolicy: 1
network.http.sendRefererHeader: 1
places.database.lastMaintenance: 1509557563
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 10000
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: true
storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1508071239

Important Locked Preferences
----------------------------

Places Database
---------------

JavaScript
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Incremental GC: true

Accessibility
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Activated: false
Prevent Accessibility: 1

Library Versions
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NSPR
Expected minimum version: 4.16
Version in use: 4.16

NSS
Expected minimum version: 3.32.1
Version in use: 3.32.1

NSSSMIME
Expected minimum version: 3.32.1
Version in use: 3.32.1

NSSSSL
Expected minimum version: 3.32.1
Version in use: 3.32.1

NSSUTIL
Expected minimum version: 3.32.1
Version in use: 3.32.1

Experimental Features
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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby Pale Moon Nili » Wed, 08 Nov 2017, 15:34

I have this little concern aswell. I too have default Pale Moon theme on 32bit. This issue did not appear on the earlier version. To the latest 27.6 appeared suddenly.
I am on:
Pale Moon 27.6 / Devuan GNU/Linux 1 (jessie) / clean from addons/plugins except hosts that i use.
If the website takes a few moments to load because of many stuff, the loading icon (on the left) of tab blinks until the page loads completely.

I have tried even with a new fresh profile just to be sure, there is no change. The load icon still blinks.

Thanks!
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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby nostril » Wed, 08 Nov 2017, 17:50

The same irritating blinking here too

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby dinosaur » Wed, 08 Nov 2017, 17:55

Same visual glitch here (custom 64 bits build with gcc v5.5 on PCLinuxOS).

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby Walter Dnes » Wed, 08 Nov 2017, 20:45

Me too, my 32-bit unstable (build date 2017/11/06). A semi-workaround is to tap the {ESCAPE} key once to stop loading. Usually, it's an extra ad banner trying to load. In my case, it's Facebook "Like" buttons. I block Facebook coming and going.
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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby Thehandyman1957 » Thu, 09 Nov 2017, 02:12

Using Tree Style Tabs 0.0.2 does not show this issue for me. Just thought I would throw this out there.
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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby nostril » Thu, 09 Nov 2017, 10:58

Thehandyman1957 wrote:Using Tree Style Tabs 0.0.2 does not show this issue for me. Just thought I would throw this out there.


Out of curiosity installed Tree Style Tab and it does not change a thing. Same blinking going on, doesn't matter where the tabs are.

Sure you're talking Linux?

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby Night Wing » Thu, 09 Nov 2017, 13:03

I'm using 64 bit linux Pale Moon. The only ad blocking extension I use is Adblock Latitude. I suspect it is a some type of ad causing the problem and ABL is not blocking it completely. On some of the sites I go to, the spinning activity indicator just keeps spinning sometimes. But in my case, I'm running 64 bit linux Mint 18.2 and Mint has a Domain Blocker utility program installed by default.

When I encounter this problem, at the end of the Status Bar at the far left, it show me the address of the site which is still trying to load in the background. So I type in the address of the offending site, add it to my Domain Blocker, close Pale Moon, then re-start Pale Moon, go back to the site and then the spinning activity indicator problem is solved. As an example, the Excite portal can cause this problem because this site has a lot of ads that are trying to load in the background.

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby nostril » Thu, 09 Nov 2017, 13:37

Night Wing wrote:I suspect it is a some type of ad causing the problem


I don't believe it has anything to do with ads. A totally clean, no addons, freshly extracted 27.6 on x64 does show the blinking behaviour.
Using the standalone .tar.bz2, but i guess that is not the issue either.

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby Pale Moon Nili » Thu, 09 Nov 2017, 16:01

Night Wing wrote:I'm using 64 bit linux Pale Moon. The only ad blocking extension I use is Adblock Latitude. I suspect it is a some type of ad causing the problem and ABL is not blocking it completely. On some of the sites I go to, the spinning activity indicator just keeps spinning sometimes. But in my case, I'm running 64 bit linux Mint 18.2 and Mint has a Domain Blocker utility program installed by default.


Because I use a modified /etc/hosts just clean it up "hosts", "Browser Profile", "TMP", ".cache" No addons, No plugins, No Flash, No Java... just raw Pale Moon, Again the tab blinking "loading icon" is clearly seen a few seconds once the page is fully loaded to be replaced with the site icon or static no icon. In my opinion this is not a add block issue.

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby AlexC » Thu, 09 Nov 2017, 16:28

I see it too, 32-bit system. Looks to me like there are a few missing frames in the animation, that's all.

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby Iceberg » Thu, 09 Nov 2017, 22:05

Also in my case is present this bug, Linux 32bit & Linux 64bit, in safe mode is the same.

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby Thehandyman1957 » Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 01:29

nostril wrote:
Sure you're talking Linux?


Ahh, no sorry. Didn't see the Linux thread part. :silent:
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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby gracious1 » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 10:23

Thehandyman1957 wrote:Using Tree Style Tabs 0.0.2 does not show this issue for me. Just thought I would throw this out there.

nostril wrote:Out of curiosity installed Tree Style Tab and it does not change a thing. Same blinking going on, doesn't matter where the tabs are.


Using TreeStyleTabs does not eliminate the problem for me, either.
The problem persists in version 27.7.0a1 (64-bit) (2017-11-04) in Ubuntu 14.04.5.

The issue does not appear in 27.5.1 (64-bit).
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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby qwetrydavid » Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 19:52

I'm suffering with the same issue, very strange and confusing. I checked the forum just about this.

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby adesh » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 07:26

It was really hurting my eyes. So, I took the plunge and decided to bisect. Below is the offending commit:

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b23b65f852951a69cc8bebc54655496e556946ab is the first bad commit
commit b23b65f852951a69cc8bebc54655496e556946ab
Author: Pale Moon <git-repo@palemoon.org>
Date:   Fri Sep 29 10:20:16 2017 +0200

    Update libPNG to 1.6.28 and enable SSE2
   
    Verified with http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/pngsuite-all-good.html
    This resolves #1381.

:040000 040000 aa66c56b839a2d62f1ab9f47b0079f407105e04d fafd29bbbb658b
5f867cf2e8463ffa771647ff3d M    media

Unfortunately, fixing this seems to require some superpowers.

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby nostril » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 08:27

No superpowers but an ugly workaround that fixes the irritating blinking for me:

Need a new 'throbber'. Sure there is many options, but I decided to extract a
throbber from the Classic-Theme-Restorer addon.

- Download the Classic-Theme-Restorer.xpi and extract it with your archive manager.
- Browse the extracted archive to /content/images and find throbber-loading-ubuntu.png
- Copy throbber-loading-ubuntu.png into your pale moon chrome folder.
- In the chrome folder edit userChrome.css and add/insert the following lines:

.tab-throbber[busy] {
list-style-image: url("throbber-loading-ubuntu.png") !important;
}
.tab-throbber[progress] {
list-style-image: url("throbber-loading-ubuntu.png") !important;
}

- restart Pale Moon.

This does work in my case, the irritating blinking, stuttering is gone.

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby Iceberg » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 14:41

Thanks nostril. Your solution resolves this annoying bug.

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby SfdudePM » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 18:16

Hope (for the rest of PM users),
that the next PM version *(27.6.2 ?)
will have a checkbox option
in PM Preferences / [Tabs]:

[ ] Use throbber png in Tab loading ? :problem:

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Re: Tab loading icon blinking on Pale Moon 27.6

Unread postby JustOff » Thu, 16 Nov 2017, 19:21

I filled an issue about this regression, see Issue #1474.
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