If you start typing in the URL bar and then go to another app and come back (e.g. Alt-Tab to something else on Windows, and then Alt-Tab back to the browser window), you'll see the cursor still blinking in the URL bar, but when you try to type, nothing happens. Either (1) the blinking cursor should stop blinking (because it gives you the impression that that field still has focus), or (2) the focus should return to where you left off. I vote for (2), although trying this with 4.x, I've found that the location bar reverts back to its old text before you started modifying it (that seems wrong to me). Another point of reference: If you alt-tab back to a mail compose window in 4.x, the focus stays where it was in the message pane, but if you were typing in the subject line, it doesn not (!). In all cases, I vote for (2) -- text fields, location bar, mail compose subject, body, address widget, etc.
I think may be a dup of 12051
assigning this to saari so he can determine if this really is a dup of 12051
Assignee: beppe → saari
This is a dup of 12051. The cursor no longer blinks on MacOS and Windows. Linux is being difficult, but hopefully I get it fixed next week. Sometime not far after that, we will fix 12051 and the focus will be remembered and reset when you bring the window back to front. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 12051 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
verified duplicate of 12051 - Focus not saved
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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