New blank tab opened when tapping text field on



Firefox for Android Graveyard
7 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: Camelia Urian, Unassigned)






(2 attachments)



7 years ago
Build ID: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv7l; rv:9.0a1) Gecko/20110921 Firefox/9.0a1 Fennec/9.0a1
Device:  HTC Desire Z

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start Fennec with a clean profile.
1. Go to
2. Tap the "Find Theaters + Movie Times" textfield.

 VKB is opened. Focus on the textfield. User can type in the area code.

Actual results:
 A blank new tab is opened, focus is moved to the newly opened tab. Keyboard was not opened.

 - Issue is intermittent. Reproducible 3/5 times.
 - After taping somewhere else on the screen, and back to text field VKB is opened and user can type area code.
 - See video of described behavior at:
What is the URL of the opened tab?
I've seen it happening on desktop Firefox too.
Apparently, there is code that is invoked on click or focus, when clicking on the input.
On desktop Firefox, I get to see on the popup page (which is small, without url bar, so probably an advertisement): "Searching for offers, please wait..."
The adres of that page is:
It is probably a document.write script that seems to be doing that, because when I select the text of that page, it is grayed out, which is common for document.write pages, I noticed.

I'll try to find out why the popup page is blank in Fennec, but not in desktop Firefox.
Unfortunately, the page is full of jquery stuff, which makes it impossible to find out how things work there. Also, on desktop Firefox, I seldomly get the popup, while on mobile, I seem to get it almost all the time.

Is there a way to save a page as html on Fennec?
(In reply to Martijn Wargers [:mw22] (QA - IRC nick: mw22) from comment #3)

> Is there a way to save a page as html on Fennec?

Not built in. Maybe an add-on. Mobile Tools add-on allows you to view-source and see HTTP downloads.
I can't seem to reproduce this issue on a Honeycomb tab with the latest nightly.

Can you also use some sort of user agent for the desktop and then do a view-source to save the file on your desktop the way that you see it on your mobile device?

Comment 6

7 years ago
Created attachment 564530 [details] source file

I modified user agent on my desktop to: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv7l; rv:9.0a1) Gecko/20110921 Firefox/9.0a1 Fennec/9.0a1, and was able to reproduce the bug, but when clicking on an input text field it opened a small popup page.

I will attach the source file and also the source file of the popup page.

Comment 7

7 years ago
Created attachment 564531 [details]
Pop-up page - Source
The popup is caused by one of the external scripts on the page. The fact that it also happens with Firefox on desktop makes me believe this bug is invalid.
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