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

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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SUMO Contributor

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

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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SUMO Contributor

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

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.

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

It was a dodgy extension thanks for that.

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

you are welcome