Find-as-you-type active even though focus is on location bar while loading page




15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: lists, Unassigned)


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040421
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040421

When I open my Mozilla 1.7b, it automatically loads My
site is on a quite slow server, so it may take up to 3 seconds before the page
is loaded. Often, I want to go somewhere else and immediately type Ctrl-L to
focus the location bar and then type an URL. But, instead of editing the URL,
the find-as-you-type is active. That is, I type "www", and the status bar in the
browser says "Link: www not found". If I want to type a URL, I first have to
stop the browser loading the page, then Ctrl-L and typing a URL works.

The bug was also in Mozilla 1.6.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set home page to and open browser.
2.When the window opens and before the page loads, immediately type Ctrl-L and
type "www".

Actual Results:  
www is not written in the URL, instead Mozilla searches for "www".

Expected Results:  
I should have been editing the URL.

Comment 1

15 years ago
The actual version i use is Mozilla 1.7 rc-1.

Comment 2

15 years ago
Jan, what other keys are being targeted to the content pane at this time? Does
the arrow key scroll the current content rather than drop down the URL bar
history list?

If that's the case then this is more of a focus bug, dependent on bug 83552.

Perhaps the problem is that focus should not be set to the page as it loads, if
the user has deliberately set it in the URL bar since the new page started loading.

Comment 3

15 years ago
No, crsr-down correctly expands the location bar to a list of matching URLs
(none), ending with "Search Google for...".

Comment 4

15 years ago
Strangely enough, the bug is only reproducible by me when I'm using a LAN
connection. If I'm using dial-up, I can easily hit Ctrl-L and type in the
address bare while Mozilla is still waiting for my default page.

Comment 5

15 years ago
This bug seems to have been fixed in 1.7rc3. That is, I cannot reproduce it in
this version.

Comment 6

14 years ago
Firefox is also affected (? to 1.0.2)

Find-as-you-type even fires, when the cursor is clearly in a input-element
(cursor blinking)
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Comment 8

14 years ago
*** Bug 235751 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9

11 years ago
This still occurs in the current version of minefield!

Comment 10

11 years ago
Also happens with me - 100% Chance.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20080404 Firefox/

To reproduce, do the following.

1.) Set Home Page to

2.) Close Firefox.

3.) Open Firefox.

4.) Start typing a URL (Slowly) before Google has loaded.


Part of the URL is in the address bar, and part is in the Google-Search bar.

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