The 'back' button shouldn't be enabled when I opened a tab and typed a URL

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Status

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Core
Document Navigation
P2
normal
17 days ago
16 days ago

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(Reporter: florian, Unassigned)

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(firefox58 affected)

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Description

17 days ago
I think this is a recent behavior change (that I'm tempted to call a regression).

Steps to reproduce:
1. Press cmd+t
2. Type a url (with the help of the awesomebar completion)
3. press enter to load it.

Actual result:
The 'back' button is enabled, and clicking it sends me to about:newtab

Expected result:
The 'back' button should be disabled, as I've never used the about:newtab page to get there.


Note: it makes sense to enable going back to about:newtab when the user loaded the current page by clicking on a tile in about:newtab, but in the case above where I interacted only with the keyboard and the awesomebar I haven't even noticed the stuff in the about:newtab page, so having it in the history is surprising/confusing.

Updated

17 days ago
Blocks: 776167
Component: Tabbed Browser → Document Navigation
Product: Firefox → Core

Updated

16 days ago
Priority: -- → P2
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