Pressing down arrow key doesn't display the previously visited websites




Address Bar
7 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: alindeac, Unassigned)


Windows 7

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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:6.0a1) Gecko/20110515 Firefox/6.0a1

Previously visited websites are not displayed when pressing the down arrow key. 

Reproducible: always.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Navigate to,, and
2. Click the HOME button
3. Focus the location bar (CTRL+L)
4. Press the DOWN_ARROW key.

Actual results:
Pressing the down arrow key displays only the home page.

Expected results:
Pressing the down arrow key should display a list of the visited websites from step 1.

Comment 1

7 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:6.0a1) Gecko/20110516 Firefox/6.0a1

Since about:home gets selected in step 3 you will only see pages with "about:home" in their titles. I have a bunch of such pages in my history and they showed up as I expected when I pressed the DOWN_ARROW.

Comment 0 does not sound like a bug to me. How would you otherwise find pages with "about:home" in their titles?
Yes, after step 2 I should see about:home in the url bar, but also after focusing the url bar and pressing the down key I should also see in the drop down list the websites visited in step 1 as history items. At least, this is the behavior encountered in other browsers, and this would make the down arrow key more useful and browsing to previous websites more easy.
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