Sometimes when a page finishes loading in another tab while I'm typing in the URL bar, a form element from that page suddenly grabs focus. For example this just happened to me: I have two tabs -- tab 1 and tab 2. In tab 2, I start loading http://www.amazon.com/ Then I switch to tab 1, click in the URL bar and start typing "www.seattletimes.com". About half way through typing the URL, Amazon.com finishes loading in tab 2. The search box on that page gets keyboard focus, despite the fact that it's in an inactive tab and I'm currently typing in the URL bar. So I type "www.seattletimes.com<return>" and I end up with "www.seattlet" in the URL bar and I've searched for "imes.com" in the inactive Amazon.com tab. This is very annoying. This is build 2002082909 on MacOS X 10.2.
Possible dup of bug 124750?
WorksForMe using Chimera/2002090505 on 10.1.5. I access Amazon in one tab, switch to another before it finishes loading, and start typing in the URL bar. The Amazonm tab doesn't steal focus, and typing continues uninterrupted.
It's reproducable for me (I just tried it again), and it does look like a dup of bug 124750 to me -- the page uses focus() in the body onload to focus that input box.
Created attachment 98808 [details] focus testcase This sets the focus to a text input field on a 3 second timeout, which should give you enough time to (re)load this attachment and open a new tab.
Whoops, attached that to the wrong bug. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 124750 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
mass-verification of Duplicates. mail search string for bugspam: SolarFlaresAreTheCause
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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