User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021030 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021030 When I create a new browser window by clicking the Mozilla shortcut created on the task bar (bottom-left, next to the Start button), the URL field does not have the focus as expected. Furthermore, control-L doesn't give the URL field the focus. I have to switch out (alt-tab) and back in again to see the caret blinking happily in the URL field, at which point I can type a URL as I wanted to do in the first place. I've verified this for a number of builds back, although it used to work fine. My prefs are set to home page=about:blank, and When Navigator Starts Up opens blank page (although changing this to home page didn't change anything). This doesn't appear to be the same as any of the *other* URL-field-doesn't-get-focus-when-expected bugs, but I could be wrong. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Click shortcut button on task bar (next to Start button) 2. Notice that URL field doesn't have focus, and typing has no affect. 3. Hit control-L. Notice same as (2). 4. Alt-tab out, and back in again. Notice how URL field caret is blinking. Expected Results: Put the focus into the darn URL field when the browser window opened with no darn content.
When a new window is open the focus seems to be on the document. Though CTRL + L works fine for me.
Ctrl+L works for me on 20021130 on WinXP. Mike, do you still have this problem on a new build?
Yup, this problem occurs exactly as described on my Win2K machine, build 2002120204. I've removed my profile and recreated it just to be sure it's not a configuration/prefs issue, but it still happens. Kind of a pain...
I can verify this on Mozilla 1.3a, Win98SE (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021216). This is a fresh install, with a fresh user profile. I open mozilla, then open another (by running mozilla.exe twice), with a blank page set as my homepage. In the second window, the URL field doesn't have focus, and Ctrl-L doesn't work. When I switch to another window and back, the URL field has focus and a cursor, and everything works as expected. The problem doesn't occur when a non-blank homepage is set. In that case, the document has focus, but Ctrl-L works.
Assignee: asa → hewitt
Component: Browser-General → URL Bar
QA Contact: asa → claudius
Confirming using build 2003012804, Windows 2000.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Confirming bug on WinXP SP1 machine with both Mozilla 1.2.1 and 1.3b. As has been stated before, this bug does not occur when the homepage is set to something besides blank.
Confirming this Bug on Mozilla 1.3b, Windows 2000 SP3. Reproducable under any of the following conditions: - 'blank page' radio button is selected in the navigator preferences (browser.startup.page=0) - 'home page' radio button is selected and location is set to about:blank (browser.startup.page=1, browser.startup.homepage=about:blank) Note that this bug doesn't occur when a new mozilla window is opened from an existing mozilla window (for example by hitting CTRL+N). So the only way for me to reproduce this is : launch mozilla.exe launch mozilla.exe again This situation seems to cause a few more bugs, not sure if they should be filed elsewhere or here. For instance the following keyboard shortcuts cannot be used withhin the new window: CTRL+Q,CTRL+W,CTRL+B,CTRL+H and obviously CTRL+L Although I haven't tested this thoroughly enough I wouldn't be surprised if almost no CTRL combinations work in the second window.
I'd like to clarify my comment by saying that my situation is exactly as #8 stated. Also, along the same lines, I've found that if -turbo is being used, the same result occurs even when first launching the browser, because Mozilla is already in memory. Sidebar: I'd like to enable the Mozilla quicklaunch for the speed benefit. However, because I launch mozilla using only the keyboard, it's frustrating to have to reach for the mouse to focus the URL bar.
Should this bug block 55416 ([meta] Location bar focus issues)?
I've seen this behavior too (btw, it's still present in 1.4a), but I don't use about:blank as my start page. My start page is a local file on my hard drive. Perhaps it happens with any local file?
Confirming with Mozilla 1.3 release version/Win2k.
I've noticed that occasionally, the symptoms described DO NOT happen. I just figured out the conditions under which this occurs, after visiting this Bugzilla page. 1) Open a new browser window. 2) Visit a page that contains one or more input form fields. 3) Click in one of the form fields 4) Close the window 5) Click the Mozilla shortcut in the taskbar This new window will have the focus in the URL bar as desired. Weird.
Appears to be fixed in 1.4b
Appears to be fixed in 1.5 release / win32.
-> WFM per user comments.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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