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Focus address bar in new tab

Sray 4 years ago updated by Daniel T. 4 years ago 3

I am in the process of switching from Chrome to FF. I have a new install of FF 55 and the first extension I installed was FVD Speed Dial. For some strange reason when I open a NEW tab the focus is in the address bar but the cursor is at the end of the actual address (moz-extension://09670e0f-5e6d-4ce0-9993-651eaf4f1c0f/newtab.html) in the bar so if I type something I am just typing at the end of the current address. It should select the address in the address bar upon open so I can type right away. The way it is now is a pain because I have to click off the address bar and then click the address bar again to start typing. It works correctly in Chrome. I am not sure why it does not work in FF.


I have tested this to make sure that it is FVD Speed Dial that is causing this. If I disable all extensions then everything works as it should. If I activate FVD only then this issue starts. Is there a setting somewhere that I am missing?

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Go to the extension settings and copy the address
http://nimb.ws/H1W7qP

2
Open Firefox Settings
http://nimb.ws/cokXtr

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Select Home page settings

Replace options.html with newtab.html
http://nimb.ws/CMxYdg

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Thanks for the reply. Not exactly what my issue is.


Here is how it looks when I open a NEW tab using the "+" symbol on the tab line. Notice the blue outline around the address bar and the cursor at the end of the address.



If I were to immediately want to search google, for say,  "Star Wars" notice the address line. Star Wars is at the end of the address.



When I open the NEW tab the address in the address bar should be selected like the following image so I can start typing immediately.



Does this make sense? I have no idea why it does this. I does not do this in Chrome.

I find, on my own system, this is caused by other tab add-ons like those for custom tabs such as blank tab, etc.