Closed Bug 1252439 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Focus jumps from url bar to search bar when opening a new tab while in a conversation


(Hello (Loop) :: Client, defect, P3)



(firefox44 unaffected, firefox45 affected, firefox46 affected, firefox47 affected, firefox48 affected)

Tracking Status
firefox44 --- unaffected
firefox45 --- affected
firefox46 --- affected
firefox47 --- affected
firefox48 --- affected


(Reporter: bmaris, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [todo-akita])

[Affected versions]:
- Firefox 45 beta 10
- latest Developer Edition 46.0a2
- latest Nightly 47.0a1

[Affected platforms]:
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Mac OS X 10.10.5
- Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit

[Steps to reproduce]:
1. Start a new conversation
2. Open a new tab with ctrl(cmd)+T
3. Start typing something

[Expected result]:
- Typing something will write directly to about:home search

[Actual result]:
- The focus switches for ~ 1 second in URL bar and then switches to search bar. If the user types quite quick he will result in typing the wrong thing.

[Regression range]:
- This is not a regression, it reproduces since the implementation of opening about:home when user opens a new tab (while in conversation), bug 1238682.
Whiteboard: [uxtriage]
User Agent 	Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0
Build ID 	20160316030233

I reproduced the issue on Nightly 48 with e10s disabled. If e10s is enabled the focus remains on URL bar and  doesn't switch at all to the search bar. This reproduces on Ubuntu 15.04, Mac 10.10, Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Should I fill a new bug for e10s behavior?
Flags: needinfo?(standard8)
I'm not sure which behaviour we actually want - passing on to UX.
Flags: needinfo?(standard8) → needinfo?(sfranks)
The focus should remain in the URL bar and not switch to search.
Flags: needinfo?(sfranks)
Whiteboard: [uxtriage] → [revisit after planning]
Whiteboard: [revisit after planning] → [uxtriage]
We'll need to do a little investigation first to decide how feasible it is to change the focus behavior of about:home.  The actual prioritization of this work against other Akita-related work will have to wait until later as well.
Rank: 25
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [uxtriage] → [todo-akita]
Support for Hello/Loop has been discontinued.

Hence closing the old bugs. Thank you for your support.
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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