User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0 Build ID: 20130116072953 Steps to reproduce: 1) In about:config change "browser.newtab.url" to "https://www.google.com/". 2) Open a new tab. Actual results: Google search box is inactive - you have click into it to type. Expected results: In previous versions the it have been activated immediately after opening. When loading Google by typing the address into the address bar, everything works fine.
6 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Tabbed Browser
Also reproducing on the latest nightly. User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20130127 Firefox/21.0 Build ID: 20130127031042
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Still seeing this bug. Currently the address bar is active when opening the new tab - IMO this is right behavior, but only for default about:newtab. For any http:// address, the new tab should behave as opened by clicking a link on a webpage.
Any progress here? Still see this in current Nightly 36.0a1.
We don't have plans to change this behavior. You can search from the location bar after opening a new tab, or you can hit TAB to search from the search bar, or you can hit F6 to focus the content area. Focusing the content area automatically would be problematic as the page may take some time to load, so you wouldn't be able to start typing immediately after opening a new tab. Also, we have no way to tell beforehand if your custom new tab page has an input field in the first place; for instance, it could display a bunch of thumbnails like about:newtab.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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