Discourse doesn't render in Firefox when notifications are disabled


(steve ) #1

Tested with Firefox on safe mode / no addons. Win 7. FF 59.0.1 (64-bit). Have noticed this for the past month or so. User is presented with a blank/white screen on all forum pages. Apparently this effects all discourse sites for users that have

dom.webnotifications.enabled = false

in about.config. This is not an uncommon setting, it would be great if this could be fixed so that having notifications disabled won’t render block the entire site.

Console error output:


Firefox attempts another POST to `poll` when leaving the forums
(steve ) #2

I got ‘Internal Server Error’ here when posting the full bug report.

More info here:



(Alan Tan) #4

This was due to a bug in discourse-push-notifications and has been fixed in

Thanks for reporting @steveb


(steve ) #5

Many thanks for the prompt fix! You rock @tgxworld


(Alan Tan) #6