Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

entering a URL through the address bar refreshes current page instead

  • 2 uphendule
  • 1 inale nkinga
  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu cor-el

more options

Lately (as of which version, I'm not sure), I've been noticing that if I enter a URL in the address bar of a tab that already has a page open, instead of going to the new URL I entered, Firefox will refresh the current page instead. This happens A LOT and is pretty annoying. Wondering if this happens to anyone else.

All Replies (2)

more options

Start Firefox using Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?


more options

Firefox has a switch to tab feature that can be used to go to a URL you already have opened in another tab. That would be the "Open tabs" suggestion for the location bar. That might be interfering in your case. You can normally override this 'switch to tab' feature and open a new tab if you hold down the Shift key (open in current tab) or Alt key (open in new tab).

You can set what suggestions show when you enter an URL in the location/address bar bar.

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Address Bar: When using the location bar, suggest:
    Open tabs
    Top sites
  • Options/Preferences -> Search -> Search Suggestions


Buza umbuzo

Kufanele ulogele ukungena ku-akhawunti yakho ukuze uphendule amaphosti. Uyacelwauqale umbuzo omusha, uma ungekabi nayo i-akhawunti namanje.