User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0 Build ID: 20150305021524 Steps to reproduce: When I'm a bit to far away from my wireless router and having connection problems and I click on a URL, Firefox tries to load the link I clicked on but then reverts to a New Tab. Actual results: It displays a New Tab screen. It has no memory of ever trying to load the link I clicked just moments ago. The reload button doesn't work. There is no URL displayed in the address bar. Expected results: Firefox should display a "Server not found, try again?" message.
I have seen this bug a couple of times on my PC. Its hard to reproduce, because the internet connection has to be in a weird state, where you can still ping IPs but everything else isn't working. (That's happening sometimes on my 3G connection). When it happens again, I'll test it with a clean profile. I can't reproduce it with a bad Wifi connection. I guess it needs to be just the right amount of "bad".
Daniel and Emanuel H, did any of you still encountered this issue on the latest Firefox versions? https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
I haven't seen it for a long time. But I'm using a very stable LTE connection now, so I can't tell if it's fixed in Firefox.
Based on Comment 4, I'm setting the status of this bug to Resolved Worksforme. Please feel free to Reopen it if the issue is back. Thanks!