Awesome Bar Search Trys To Load Web Page




Firefox for Android
5 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: lord.erebus.the.exile, Unassigned)


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5 years ago
This issue appears to be fixed on some devices but not all.

On my Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 WiFi (Model No.: YP-GI1) typing a single word into the Awesome Bar (such as "hello" or "a") will result in a Google Search for that specific query.
However, on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi (Model No.: GT-P7310), Firefox appends the "http://" prefix to my searchs and returns the error:


Got the Error: Server Error
while trying to obtain: http://[INSERT SEARCH QUERY HERE]/
Unknown Host


The Address bar also show the HTTP Error Code "Error: 500"

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Attempt a search for a single word or letter in the Awesome Bar
NOTE: For some reason, most devices using the Phone UI for Firefox (i.e. with the Tabs Button on the right and Tabs On Top) seems to not have this problem. It appears to be restricted to Firefox using its Tablet UI (i.e. with the Tabs on the Left of the Screen)

Additional Information:
Search has been attempted using the following Keyboards on BOTH devices:
Swype + Dragon
SwiftKey 4
Samsung Keyboard

Search has been attempted using the following Keyboards on my Tablet:
Hackers Keyboard
Swype (Samsung OEM Version)

Comment 1

5 years ago
I believe I may have discovered the issue.

I have Adblock Plus as an installed app on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

It appears that when it is enabled I receive the "Error: 500" Error.

When it is disabled Firefox will do a Google Search much like on my MP3 Player.

I am uncertain if this is a bug in Firefox, or a conflict caused by Adblock and would like some clarification on this issue.
What settings do you have in AdBlock-Plus when it is enabled on your Galaxy Tab? I'm trying to reproduce with default settings on my Nexus 4 and HTC One and am not able to. Each keyword I search for correctly executes a Google search as expected.


4 years ago
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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