about:blank should set focus to location bar

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

SeaMonkey
UI Design
P3
enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
18 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jesse Ruderman, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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Description

18 years ago
About:blank should include javascript to check whether it's the top frame (not 
framed or iframed), and then set focus to the location bar.  

Alternatively, the location bar could be selected on startup if "display blank 
page on startup" is selected.

Comment 1

18 years ago
over to Event Handling
Assignee: asadotzler → joki
Component: Browser-General → Event Handling
QA Contact: jelwell → janc

Comment 2

18 years ago
Setting feature requests to remind to look at when bug list is lower.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → REMIND

Comment 3

18 years ago
Mass update:  changing qacontact to ckritzer@netscape.com
QA Contact: janc → ckritzer

Comment 4

18 years ago
Updating QA Contact.
QA Contact: ckritzer → lorca
(Reporter)

Updated

18 years ago
Blocks: 55416

Comment 5

18 years ago
REMIND is deprecated, reopening and setting to Future.

It would seem to make most sense just to give the location field focus in any new 
browser window, no matter whether it contains about:blank or anything else.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
OS: other → All
Hardware: Other → All
Resolution: REMIND → ---
Target Milestone: --- → Future
(Reporter)

Comment 6

18 years ago
Several people have complained that always giving focus to the location bar 
would block keyboard scrolling.  See bug 37638 for one example.
This RFE would probably be implemented in JS in the UI code, not in the core
event system.  Changing component and reassigning.

IMO, this seems like a reasonable thing to do, for about:blank only.
Assignee: joki → ben
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Component: Event Handling → XP Apps: GUI Features
QA Contact: lorca → sairuh

Comment 8

17 years ago
Please, please make new blank windows have the focus on the location bar.  

On my version, (Mac OS 9, Mozilla 9.3), it gives two tempting flashes of the
insertion bar caret and then disappears.  I'm used to opening a new window and
starting to type a location, I hate to have to click to make it happen.

Marking this WONTFIX because
1) location bar *has* focus after loading about:blank into a new window
2) it seems not possible (without major changes) for about:blank itself to set
   focus to the location bar.

Note that sidebar steals focus from the location bar after loading about:blank,
even if it's collapsed (bug 76621).
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 10

17 years ago
I have addressed this by choosing not to view the search sidebar, so can live
with it.  I'm sure very few other people open as many new windows as I do!

Comment 11

17 years ago
Unauthorized wontfix, reopening.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
Summary: [RFE] about:blank should set focus to location bar → about:blank should set focus to location bar
I think this should be WONTFIXED, and smarter new window focus behaviour 
implemented. 
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
this seems to work, wrt opening about:blank from the open web location dialog.
shrug.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite

Updated

10 years ago
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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