Closed Bug 218216 Opened 17 years ago Closed 11 years ago

When opening new tab, location bar does not get focus immediately (text is selected after delay)


(Firefox :: General, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: jmd, Unassigned)



1) Hit Ctrl+T
2) Start typing a URL
3a) If you continue to type, you will notice you lost the first 4 or 5
characters you entered. I always assumed the tab simply hadn't recieved the
input that early.
3b) If you stop typing, you will notice all of the text in the URL bar is
selected, (as during a URL bar click/Ctrl-L/Alt-D).

This selection has no purpose (new tabs don't have any text in the URL bar, as
they load a blank page) and causes initialy typed characters to be overwritten.
What are the relevant preferences here?

I have browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll set to false, clicking still selects all,
and this problem remains. It's driving me batty. Is clickSelectsAll broken on GTK2?
Component: Autocomplete → General
Maybe bryner can help.
Assignee: hewitt → bryner
I've been affected by this bug too.

If I am understanding this correctly, the url bar is getting focus after the tab
has loaded, and when the url bar normally gets focus, it selects all the text
that is there. The problem is that if you are quick enough, it is possible to
write text before the bar gets focus, so when it does, the text is overwritten.
Another effect would be bug 254656, where it is possible to paste into a textbox
in the previous tab if you're quick enough.

Jeremy: I don't know about any browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll breakage, but
you're right that that is a possible workaround.
OS: Linux → All
Summary: When opening new tab, text is selecting in URL bar after delay → When opening new tab, location bar does not get focus immediately (text is selected after delay)
*** Bug 254656 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
yes, that re-summing is correct. I don't see this as often anymore, but I still
can reproduce it if I really try. I suspect new-tab performance improvements
have cut the window with which you can trigger this down.

And FWIW, the browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll still seems not to be honored. With
it set to either true or false in Linux, clicking the URL bar does not select
the text.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200664 ***
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Reopening. Bug 200664 is a different issue, in a different product.
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
On Mac Os X Panther with FireFox 1.04 very often the entire Adressbar and all
Textfields are entirely disabled after having a Window with a few tabs open for
a while.
I see no correlation to plugins which I first assumed, but the only solution
then is to close the entire Window and start a new one. It's like the Window is
frozen for textentries.
I download 1.06 now and observe this problem.
Depends on: 249136
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050812 Firefox/1.0+

Works for me. Please feel free to reopen if you can reproduce with the latest
Closed: 15 years ago15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Reopening this bug, I can reproduce it using a 20060206 Windows Firefox nightly. You have to be pretty fast, but I do a lot of web searches so this bites me several times a day. Here is what I see:

1. Press Ctrl-T to open a new tab.
2. Immediately (within less than 1 second) press Ctrl-K to focus the search box.
3. Start typing your query.

Expected result: The text is entered in the search box.
Actual result: The text is entered in the URL bar.

If you wait a second after opening the new tab before doing step 2, this does not occur.
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
QA Contact: davidpjames →
Assignee: bryner → nobody
QA Contact: → general
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Jon, anyone, Did problem go away? Or do you still see this?

WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1a1pre) Gecko/2008061303 Minefield/3.1a1pre
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 2008-08-01
Jon or anyone else: feel free to re-open
Closed: 15 years ago11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 2008-08-01
Looks like it WFM for me, too.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092510 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.0.3
This still happens in private browsing windows for me when opening a new tab. The location bar is selected initially, and the first few characters will get re-selected after a short delay.

It only happens in private browsing, and only on a very slow laptop. Firefox 20.0.
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