File paths typed in the location bar are not kept in the location bar history properly. They are stored as http:// URLs. To reproduce: In the location bar, enter a file URL as a path without the file:// prefix such as: /home/user/web/index.html Mozilla loads the page and changes the location bar to show: file:///home/user/web/index.html If you dropdown the menu for the location bar and look at the location bar history, you see that the URL is listed there with as http:// rather than file://. If you pick this entry, nothing happens. No error messages or anything which is probably a separate bug of Mozilla being stubbornly unhelpful. Tested with Mozilla trunk build 2001100606 on Linux.
ccing hewitt. Sounds like this is either his or History:Global.
Confirming on linux with 0.9.5 and a recent cvs build (1025 or so). -> URL bar for a first cut
I take it back; this is a dup. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 92132 ***
mass-verifying Duplicate bugs which haven't changed since 2001.12.31. set your search string in mail to "CitizenGKar" to filter out these messages.