Open Bug 1293102 Opened 5 years ago Updated 25 days ago

Firefox sometimes doesn't start with cursor focused on address bar

Categories

(Firefox :: Address Bar, defect, P3)

48 Branch
defect

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(Reporter: marcos_d2, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

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Attached image 57a7ae7693e4e[1].png
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.84 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

Considering the picture attached:
* 1: a single click in the taskbar icon;
* 2: right click in the taskbar icon, select "Open new tab", and;
* 3: right click in the taskbar icon, select "Open new private window".


Actual results:

Considering the picture attached:
* 1: opens "Normal Mode" with cursor focused on address bar;
* 2: doesn't open "Normal Mode" with cursor focused on address bar, and;
* 3: doesn't open "Private Mode" with cursor focused on address bar.


Expected results:

1, 2 and 3 should open "Normal" or "Private Mode" with cursor focused on addres bar.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0

I have tested this issue on Windows 7 x64 with the latest Firefox release (48.0) and the latest Nightly (51.0a1-20160809030200) and manage to reproduce it as it follows:
Always in case 1 - With a single left-click in the taskbar icon if the address bar is not focused.
Sometimes in case 2 -  Right click in the taskbar icon, select "Open new tab".
Always in case 3 - Right click in the taskbar icon, select "Open new private window".
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Location Bar
Ever confirmed: true
If Firefox is already opened (Normal or Private Mode) and I press 'Ctrl + N' or 'Ctrl + Shift + P' it opens a new window with the cursor focused on address bar.

If I right-click the icon in taskbar and choose "Open NEW WINDOW" it opens a new window in Normal Mode with the cursor focused on address bar.

If I right-click the icon in taskbar and choose "Open NEW TAB" or "Open new private window" it DOES NOT open with the cursor focused on address bar.
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
Comment on attachment 8778712 [details]
57a7ae7693e4e[1].png

Obsolete attachment, adding another.
Attachment #8778712 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 8778712 [details]
57a7ae7693e4e[1].png

My mistake, this attachment is CORRECT. Sorry.
Attachment #8778712 - Attachment is obsolete: false
Priority: P2 → P3
Duplicate of this bug: 1391971
Duplicate of this bug: 1447072
This is currently still an issue with Firefox 60.0.1 on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1225640 was the original bug that got closed due to inactivity - 3 years ago.

The problem mainly affects windows opened via the Taskbar's JumpList.

This issue still occurs with 81.0.1 (64 bits) on Windows 10 Pro 64 bits (version 2004, build 19041.508).

I confirm that it affects the taskbar's jumplist. Opening a new window with the Firefox menu button or using the keyboard shortcuts does not trigger the focus issue.

As a workaround, it just occurred to me that we could "simply" disable the focus on the address bar when opening up the window from the jump list. This could give the user a hint that the window is not ready to receive keyboard input.

Confirming bug - Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1256)

With Firefox closed:
Right click Firefox taskbar icon, click Firefox - cursor focuses to address bar

Right click Firefox taskbar icon, click New private Window - cursor not focused on FF although cursor blinks within address bar. Ctrl>L will not allow typing in address bar. Workaround: use Alt Shift Tab (Firefox Incognito opens as the last icon) to focus on FF.

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