can no longer cut and paste (select the address bar using dbl click or shift+home or Shift+end key)




4 years ago
8 months ago


(Reporter: pwemb, Unassigned, NeedInfo)


33 Branch
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox35 ?, firefox36 ?)




4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0
Build ID: 20141113143407

Steps to reproduce:

I upgraded to the new version of firefox

Actual results:

when attempting to double click on the address bar, it highlights the address then it goes away, using shift+home or end does not highlight the address in the browser, nor does manually highlighting with the mouse highlight all the address line.  typingin firefox is now hung and very slow, and appears as if something heavy is drawing on the system.  comparisons to IE show no issues

Expected results:

text should have highlighted in address bar, performance shoul not feel bogged down


4 years ago
Group: core-security

Comment 1

4 years ago
Copying the address bar is done on the single click. When you click on the address bar once the entire URL gets selected. Try it with a single click and it should work.

Comment 2

4 years ago
[bugday-20141124] More information is needed to reproduce this bug. It's very likely the reporter had a specific scenario which lead to the performance issues and also to the issue of he not being able to select the text in the address bar.

Without the scenario:
DOES NOT happen on Nightly.
DOES NOT happen on v33.1
Flags: needinfo?(pwemb)
Component: Untriaged → Location Bar
status-firefox35: --- → ?
status-firefox36: --- → ?

Comment 3

4 years ago
What saketh wrote in comment 1 is the default settings on Windows.  If you want the opposite, go to about:config and enter browser.urlbar*click to filter for these two prefs:


then toggle them.

Comment 4

4 years ago

Looks like Bug 1089183 which is a known issue. Trevor, try setting layers.offmainthreadcomposition.enabled to false in about:config as a possible workaround.


8 months ago
Last Resolved: 8 months ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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