Open Bug 1446828 Opened 3 years ago Updated 2 years ago
Focus address bar when clicking home button to load default home page
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0 Build ID: 20180317145140 Steps to reproduce: 1. Middle click home button Actual results: Tab opens and there is no focus on anything, not even the navigation bar Expected results: Under Firefox 57 opening a new tab by this method focused the search bar in the middle of the page. Opening a tab with the + button focuses on the navigation bar, that is working correctly. Ctrl+T is working as expected too. Aditional details: I'm using Firefox under ArchLinux
Regression window: https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/pushloghtml?fromchange=09d9f11e8264d797651d5cf39111bf1053864a5d&tochange=ea7f2137961f99f990f6c1e5738c88843403be58 Regressed by: ea7f2137961f Ed Lee — Bug 1421917 - Fix snippets blocklist, search autofocus and bug fixes to Activity Stream. r=dmose @Ed Lee, Could you look into this?
The activity stream page not focusing anything was an intended change related to bug 1417943. Perhaps clicking the home button should focus the address bar (whether middle or regular click).
Component: Activity Streams: Newtab → General
Depends on: 1417943
Summary: middle clicking home button to open a new tab doesn't focus on anything → Focus address bar when clicking home button to load default home page
Address bar is fine, as long as something to input is focused.
I am also having this issue. I agree that address bar should be focused just as + button and Ctrl+T do. Firefox 59.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows.
(In reply to Ed Lee :Mardak from comment #2) > The activity stream page not focusing anything was an intended change > related to bug 1417943. Perhaps clicking the home button should focus the > address bar (whether middle or regular click). It absolutely should focus the address bar just like when you open firefox (with the default home page of about:newtab) or open a new tab. The current behavior is frustrating to users as many click the home button to type in a search or address & continually find they're typing nothing. Please address this asap
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