Note: There are a few cases of duplicates in user autocompletion which are being worked on.

Firefox should not autocomplete URL's pasted in the location bar




Location Bar
a year ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Vincent Lefevre, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

45 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])



a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
Build ID: 20160426232238

Steps to reproduce:

1. New Tab (Ctrl-T).
2. Paste the URL in the location bar, either with middle click (specific to Linux) or Ctrl-V.

Actual results:

Firefox proposes to complete the URL to, which is automatically selected if I type [Enter].

Expected results:

Firefox should not propose to complete the URL, so that it is possible to open the URL with a paste then [Enter]. Autocompletion makes sense when typing, not much when pasting.

Comment 1

a year ago
Change the browser.urlbar.autoFill.typed to true in about:config if it is not
// Whether to search only typed entries.
const kBrowserUrlbarAutofillTypedPref = "autoFill.typed";
Component: Untriaged → Location Bar
Flags: needinfo?(vincent-moz)
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64

Comment 2

a year ago
It is already set to true. If I toggle it to false, I get the same behavior, and if I toggle it to true again, I still get the same behavior.
Flags: needinfo?(vincent-moz)

Comment 3

a year ago
Also note that this problem is reproducible in safe mode (firefox -safe-mode).

Comment 4

a year ago
This is also reproducible with a fresh profile:

1. firefox -no-remote -safe-mode -ProfileManager
2. Create a new profile.
3. Open
4. New Tab.
5. Paste
Makes sense, it's possible ends up being a dupe if this is already tracked.
Ever confirmed: true
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]

Comment 6

a year ago
I've quickly looked at bugs blocking bug 1071461, and found the very similar bug 776408. However this bug mentions a paste delay, which would IMHO be a very bad idea (bug 776408 comment 8 agrees). I think that
1. Bug 776408 should be retitled so that the paste delay is no longer mentioned (and with more information so that it can more easily be found with a search).
2. This bug should be marked as a duplicate of bug 776408.
Blocks: 1071461
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