Closed Bug 830165 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago
Location/URL/address bar's help text/hint/emptytext ("Go to a Website") should disappear on focus (be removed/erased/cleared/deleted)
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0 Build ID: 20130109111322 Steps to reproduce: When you open a new Window or tab there is now greyed out that that says "Go to a Website" When you click on something such as the address bar, I expect something to happen. When I click on the entry called "Enter a Website", I get the impression I have a broken mouse or broken click or that my trackpad is turned off. I "EXPECT" the "Go to a Website" to get erased. Aside: It could say "Enter URL", but I'm not complaining about the wording because you could enter ftp://etc and that isn't a Website. Actual results: Clicking on the address bar when "Go to a Website" is displayed as greyed, nothing happens. Expected results: I would expect the "Go to a Website" to be erased. I would like the address bar to behave like "Product Search" does on this URL. http://www.newark.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp Note that when you click on the "product Search" entry box, the greyed out "Keyword/Part # Search" dissapears. In Firefox, the URL entry will dissapear on the first character typed, not when the address bar is in focus. Reasoning: Behaving like Firefox does makes it appear that my trackpad is turned off which is easy to do.
Confirmed with 2013-01-15-03-09-36-mozilla-central-firefox-21.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64. On the wording of the text itself: bug 624788.
Severity: normal → minor
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Location Bar
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 7 → All
Summary: Request a behavior change - blank page → Location/URL/address bar's help text/hint/emptytext ("Go to a Website") should disappear on focus (be removed/erased/cleared/deleted)
This affects the search bar, too.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 758996
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