User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5 When a FireFox window in the background automatically refreshes, it will turn off the focus of the item in the front FireFox window. These are separate windows, not tabs. For example, the text insertion cursor will disappear from a textbox. The dotted focus indicator will disappear from the button. Pressing letters does nothing in the textbox, and pressing return does not select the button. Pressing tab, however, moves the focus to the next element. So, FireFox does know where it is. It's just that the element is no longer in focus (it just happened in this box). Clicking in the textbox brings it into focus, again. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open a window to a meta refreshed page 2. Open another window in front and select a text box or button 3. Wait for the background window to refresh Actual Results: The text insertion cursor disappears and keyboard input is no longer accepted in the textbox. The focus indicator disappears from the button and pressing return does nothing. Expected Results: The focus should remain on the element so that continued keyboard input is accepted.
Dupe of bug 53948?
This sounds like bug 53948. If it is not the same thing, please reopen this bug. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 53948 ***
bug 312311 is similar, but is supposed to be fixed in Firefox 1.5 RC3 (as used by the reporter)