User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0 While a page is loading, typing a new address in the location bar and pressing Enter in location bar opens a new tab in the background. This is a severe UI failure because: (1) it is inconsistent and unexpected, and therefore mustn't be default. (2) all available "load-in-background"-related options in Tools => Options and in about:config are set to "false". (3) the typed-in address remains in the location bar even though the old webpage is still showing. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Type the address of a page that takes longish to load, and press Enter. 2. While the page is still loading, type another address and press Enter. Actual Results: A new tab is opened in the background with the URL typed in. Expected Results: The current tab stops loading the old website and starts loading the new. (Firefox 1.5 behaviour.)
Further investigation shows that the "Tabbrowser Preferences" extension causes this behaviour. I don't know if the problem is in Firefox or the extension, though, so I'll leave the bug open.
Unless there's reason to assume the contrary, extension related issues aren't considered bugs in Firefox but in the extensions themselves. Should this be an exception, please upload a simplified testcase and reopen the bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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