For the consistent UI behavior, about:newtab should not affect how ctrl+k works. In the latest nightly it seems to steal focus from the searchbar in top-right corner of the browser, and put the focus to its own search bar. Inconsistencies in UI behavior, like this, tend to feel really odd and buggy.
Summary: about:newtab steal ctrl+k focus from search bar → about:newtab steals ctrl+k focus from search bar
And the stealing happens even if one uses Blank setting for about:newtab
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1054933
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