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Opening a new tab in Firefox 16.0.1 the focus is on the address bar but then moves to the search field

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When I open a new tab in Firefox 16.0.1 the focus is on the address bar for a second or so then the focus moves to the search input field. If I start typing something the first character fills in the address bar then the rest is typed into the search field.

How do I get the focus to remain in the address bar as per previous versions please?

MacBook Pro OS X 10.8.2 Firefox 16.0.1

Thanks.

When I open a new tab in Firefox 16.0.1 the focus is on the address bar for a second or so then the focus moves to the search input field. If I start typing something the first character fills in the address bar then the rest is typed into the search field. How do I get the focus to remain in the address bar as per previous versions please? MacBook Pro OS X 10.8.2 Firefox 16.0.1 Thanks.

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Hello surfersteve1970,

check it in Safe Mode, select "Start in Safe Mode" and see if this happen again, if not see: Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems


thank you

Please mark "Solved" the answer that really solve the problem, to help others with a similar problem.

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Chosen Solution

Hello surfersteve1970,

check it in Safe Mode, select "Start in Safe Mode" and see if this happen again, if not see: Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems


thank you

Please mark "Solved" the answer that really solve the problem, to help others with a similar problem.

Hello surfersteve1970, check it in [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Safe Mode], select "''Start in Safe Mode''" and see if this happen again, if not see: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems] thank you Please mark "Solved" the answer that really solve the problem, to help others with a similar problem.

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It was a dodgy extension thanks for that.

It was a dodgy extension thanks for that.
ideato
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you are welcome

you are welcome