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Since upgrading to Firefox 8, when a new tab is opened, the first URL entered into the location bar is silently ignored

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Last week I allowed the upgrade to Firefox 8 to install. Since then, typing or pasting URLs into the location bar of a NEW tab always requires two attempts. The first is immediately and silently ignored (the default home page stays displayed, and its file: URL returns to the location bar.) On the second try, Firefox retrieves the page.

If the tab was created by middle-clicking a link, or by a link sent from another application, then the tab will respond to the first manually-entered URL. Only if the tab is created by Control-T or File->New Tab will the first URL be ignored.

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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).