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Cursor keeps resetting to beginning of the address bar if page is loading

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Hello,

I have an annoying (and slightly bizarre) problem with Firefox: whenever I'm typing in the address bar, the cursor will constantly reset back to the beginning of the address bar. This only occurs if another page is currently loading.

For example, if I try typing in something like google.com it'll tend to come out as le.comgoog, but only if I've recently opened a few links and they're still loading the webpage. This makes it very difficult to open up any webpage if another one is loading.

This also occurs on the bookmarks bar, in that if I open up a folder, it will randomly close (making it rather hard to open up another site), but only under the same circumstances.

The problem seems to get worse the more tabs are loading - if it's just one I'll maybe get a reset after 5 seconds (or so) but if I've just opened up a folder of 10 bookmarks then google.com ends up becoming moc.elgoog because it's resetting so often.

Thanks!

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You can start Firefox in -safe-mode to check if your problem is caused by an extension or theme (try the default theme). If starting in Safe-mode works then disable your extensions (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions or use the option in the Safe-mode window) and re-enable them one by one until you find which one is causing it. Close and restart Firefox after each change.

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You can start Firefox in -safe-mode to check if your problem is caused by an extension or theme (try the default theme). If starting in Safe-mode works then disable your extensions (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions or use the option in the Safe-mode window) and re-enable them one by one until you find which one is causing it. Close and restart Firefox after each change.

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Problem seems to be caused by the extension "Classic Theme Restorer", which is a shame because I really don't like curved tabs.

I'll submit a bug report to them and hope it gets fixed.

Thanks!

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Edit: Although Disabling Classic Theme Restorer removes the problem, it appeared to be something really screwed up in my prefs.js file. I made a new profile, moved everything except prefs.js over, and set it up, and it's working fine now.

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You can also check the CTR thread on the mozillaZine forum site.