Open Bug 333813 Opened 14 years ago Updated 13 years ago

Pref to automatically focus address bar when I start typing

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(Firefox :: General, enhancement)

x86
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enhancement
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(Reporter: Darkintent, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

I find that typing urls is a very common task, I also find that I use the shortcut keys for focusing the url bar extensively.  This creates a situation where one must perform the same repetative tasks routinely; I have taken note of the Find As You Type option that allows a user to begin searching for a string simply by typing the string.  It would be a great improvement if the principle behind FAYT [Find As You Type.] could be adapted to create "Go As You Type" or GAYT.  The behavior would be essentially the same as FAYT save for the fact that the urlbar. [or box if you use fullscreen mode or hide the navigation bar.]

Of course this behavior could not be enabled at the same time that FAYT was enabled via advanced>begin finding when you begin typing and vice versa.


The behavior would be something like this:
begin typing url 
Urlbar comes into focus
entre to go to url

Reproducible: Always
Summary: Apply Find As You Type concept to address bar → Pref to automatically focus address bar when I start typing
With the Keyconfig extension you could program a single key e.g. the \ to go to your locationbar but maybe there's already an extension for the function exactly as you describe?
(In reply to comment #1)
> With the Keyconfig extension you could program a single key e.g. the \ to go to
> your locationbar but maybe there's already an extension for the function
> exactly as you describe?
> 

Find As You Type uses almost exactly the same principle but I have no clue how to use Javascript to even make a hack to allow this.  Binding a key is out of the question because it defeats the purpose of this behavior.  I also have no clue if there is an extension that has this behavior.
(In reply to comment #0)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1)
> Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
> Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1)
> Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
> 
> I find that typing urls is a very common task, I also find that I use the
> shortcut keys for focusing the url bar extensively.  This creates a situation
> where one must perform the same repetative tasks routinely; I have taken note
> of the Find As You Type option that allows a user to begin searching for a
> string simply by typing the string.  It would be a great improvement if the
> principle behind FAYT [Find As You Type.] could be adapted to create "Go As You
> Type" or GAYT.  The behavior would be essentially the same as FAYT save for the
> fact that the urlbar. [or box if you use fullscreen mode or hide the navigation
> bar.]
> 
> Of course this behavior could not be enabled at the same time that FAYT was
> enabled via advanced>begin finding when you begin typing and vice versa.
> 
> 
> The behavior would be something like this:
> begin typing url 
> Urlbar comes into focus
> entre to go to url
> 
> Reproducible: Always
> 
I am very sorry the last sentence should read The behavior would be essentially the same as FAYT save for the fact that instead of searching for text the url bar or box would be brought into focus.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Location Bar and Autocomplete → General
Ever confirmed: true
Version: unspecified → Trunk
QA Contact: location.bar → general
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