Focus address bar when clicking home button to load default home page

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

defect
P3
normal
Last year
Last year

People

(Reporter: notfood.dev, Unassigned)

Tracking

({regression})

59 Branch
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox-esr52 unaffected, firefox-esr60 wontfix, firefox59 wontfix, firefox60 wontfix, firefox61 wontfix, firefox62 fix-optional)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

Reporter

Description

Last year
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?
Blocks: 1421917
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(edilee)
Keywords: regression
OS: Unspecified → All
Hardware: Unspecified → All

Updated

Last year
Component: Untriaged → Activity Streams: Newtab

Comment 2

Last year
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
Flags: needinfo?(edilee)
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
Reporter

Comment 3

Last year
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.

Updated

Last year
See Also: → 1446522
Component: General → Address Bar
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]

Comment 5

Last year
(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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