URL bar unresponsive after opening new tab or window.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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Firefox
Address Bar
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minor
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
8 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: Martin Lindsay, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.6 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Occasionally after opening a new tab or window, the url bar will not allow me to type into it even though it's selected by default with the cursor in it when the new window/tab opens. Hitting ctrl-l or clicking on the url bar does not help, you must click elsewhere, then resrlect the url bar to begin typing.

Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Hit ctrl-t or ctrl-n
2.Start typing web address
3.
Actual Results:  
No text is printed to the url bar

Expected Results:  
Whatever I type shows up in the url bar

This has been happening in my linux installation as well, but I recently installed the developer version Namoroku(sp?) and that seems to have triggered it there. It's quite rare, happens maybe once or twice a week, and spent some time trying to make it happen on demand but couldn't.

Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
Do you have a plug-in like Adobe Reader (pdf) or such in some other tab? Looks like something is stealing focus here.
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Comment 2

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Do you have a plug-in like Adobe Reader (pdf) or such in some other tab? Looks
> like something is stealing focus here.

This problem seems to have disappeared now. I don't even have my XP installation anymore, and my Linux install is also completely changed, after reinstalling to a newer distro. I am aware that plugins can largely cause this kind of problem, flash frequently grabs things from me.However This would happen upon creating a new tab or window with a hotkey where my starting page is about:blank, so the browser itself must have had focus to catch the hotkey, and there should be nothing on the new tab/window to steal it after that.

Like I said though, this problem is gone for me since I've reinstalled everything. I don't know if anyone else is experiencing it, so feel free to close this if you feel like it's not an issue.
not reproducible anymore
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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