Text in URL bar and search bar gets autoselected as I type




9 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: ibelonginamentalhome+bugzilla, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091020 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091020 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.3

Occasionally, when I type something into the URL bar or the search bar, the text will be autoselected as I type, and so what I've written will be overwritten with the new text. I can usually get 3 or 4 characters in before it gets overwritten. This does not prevent me from typing anything into a webpage. Restarting Firefox fixes the problem, as does waiting for a period of time. This happened with Firefox 3.0 and 3.5 on Ubuntu Jaunty, and with 3.5 on Ubuntu Karmic.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
It seems to happen randomly.
Actual Results:  
Sometimes the text that I type will remain and let me search/go to a URL, and sometimes I will continually overwrite what I've already written.

Expected Results:  
Firefox should never overwrite text in the URL bar or search bar as it is being written.
Do you see the same in safe-mode / with a new profile?
I don't see this on Windows, in any case.

Comment 2

9 years ago

I got the same result in safe-mode. On a hunch, I tried it a bunch of times after coming out of suspend while Firefox was open, and got it every time. I know that it happens sometimes without suspending. 

I've never had this behavior on Windows or OSX.

Is there another test you'd like me to try?

Comment 3

8 years ago
I had this issue on Ubuntu 9.10 with Firefox 3.0 or 3.5 (can't remember exactly) and I'm now experiencing this again on Ubuntu 10.4 beta 2 with Firefox 3.6.3. This is a fresh Ubuntu install on another hardware setup, so the only constants between the two Firefox installations are:
 * It's me who's sitting in front of the computer
 * Some Extensions which I always install: Delicious Bookmarks and Tree Style Tabs.
 * And of course the Ubuntu Firefox Modifications

I can also confirm that this happens often after resuming from suspend, but also without suspending at all.
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.

You can also try to reproduce in Firefox 4 Beta 8 or later, there are many improvements in the new version, http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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