Last Comment Bug 104634 - Pasting URL into "about:blank" location field should replace "about:blank"
: Pasting URL into "about:blank" location field should replace "about:blank"
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
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Product: SeaMonkey
Classification: Client Software
Component: Location Bar (show other bugs)
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: -- enhancement (vote)
: Future
Assigned To: Joe Hewitt (gone)
: Claudius Gayle
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Reported: 2001-10-13 16:05 PDT by Josh Sled
Modified: 2008-07-31 01:18 PDT (History)
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Description Josh Sled 2001-10-13 16:05:28 PDT
Especially under X, it's a pain to have selected a URL from some other window,
paste it into the location bar, go back to the beginning of the URL, carefully
select "about:blank" and delete it.
Comment 1 R.K.Aa. 2001-10-13 16:51:45 PDT
Personally i'd like to see it overpaste anyting in urlbar - or a feature to
quickly wipe urlbar clean with one click. Whether that be about:blank or some
other text.

On a related note: I filed bug 103329 regarding about:blank displaying in new
tabs. (It shouldn't appear there at all on Ctrl+t)
Comment 2 R.K.Aa. 2001-10-13 18:54:23 PDT
can't find exact dups - resolving as new. This is a usability issue regarding
the URL-bar and pasting on linux that i'd like to see implemented.
Comment 3 Josh Sled 2001-10-14 00:07:26 PDT
WRT the overpaste _anything_, that won't work, especially for long URLs that get
wrapped [perhaps by *ahem*Exchange*ahem* IMAP servers that reformat mail], thus
requiring multiple pastes to have a complete URL.

WRT the about:blank not appearing on new tabs: I disagree.  Whatever happens in
the browser normally [read: w/o tabs] should happen per-tab as well...

Perhaps the "Blank page" pref really means: "blank page and empty location bar",
thus making this a non-issue...?
Comment 4 R.K.Aa. 2001-10-14 00:17:21 PDT
exactly: whatever happens normally should happen in tabs as well.
And when i open a new window, it's blank, and no "about:blank" is written in
URL-field.
Comment 5 Blake Ross 2001-11-05 16:09:35 PST
reassigning url bar bugs to default owner.
Comment 6 [not reading bugmail] 2002-01-16 15:43:24 PST
about:blank was removed on open, because people didn't wanna add an extra step
in deleting the about:blank before typing.
Comment 7 hana.skoumalova 2002-04-19 06:04:46 PDT
This bug reappeared in the newest builds (my build is 2002041722 for Solaris
2.6). When a new tab is opened the url bar contains about:blank. It should be
empty so that a URL could be pasted there.
Comment 8 Artur Polaczynski 2002-09-20 02:20:00 PDT
confirm on
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2a) Gecko/20020911 MultiZilla/v1.1.22
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020826

It's still here 

Comment 9 Jesse Ruderman 2003-08-02 02:20:36 PDT
about:blank should be hidden, so fixing this shouldn't be necessary.  It's
hidden on new tab for me in Seamonkey and Firebird now.
Comment 10 Andrew Schultz 2005-12-16 19:33:37 PST
Yes, the only way you should be able to get about:blank into the URL bar now is to type it yourself.

resolving INVALID since the reported problem is no longer relevant

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