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NewTab focus is not at search box - aboutHome.autoFocus does not exist FF59

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FF 59.0.2 NewTab does open the desired webpage - such as Google - but the focus is at the address bar. Many folks prefer this but for millions of us this wastes a lot of time, and requires interaction to get to the (example: Google) 'Search Box' rather than the address bar. Yes one could "just use the address bar" but is, for many, simply illogical and downright 'jarring'. A 25 Feb, 2018 suggestion on mSupport suggests setting "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.aboutHome.autoFocus" to 'true' Problem is that no such item exists - only "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.aboutHome.enabled" actually exists.

FF 59.0.2 NewTab does open the desired webpage - such as Google - but the focus is at the address bar. Many folks prefer this but for millions of us this wastes a lot of time, and requires interaction to get to the (example: Google) 'Search Box' rather than the address bar. Yes one could "just use the address bar" but is, for many, simply illogical and downright 'jarring'. A 25 Feb, 2018 suggestion on mSupport suggests setting "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.aboutHome.autoFocus" to 'true' Problem is that no such item exists - only "browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.aboutHome.enabled" actually exists.
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Support Volunteers can't make changes to Firefox To submit suggestions for new or changed features, may I suggest: Feedback: https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ or https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.