Firefox Browser loses focus between touch presses when drop down history is enabled

Bug #1089144 reported by Matt Waddel on 2012-12-11
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Canonical Desktop Team

Bug Description

When typing a new url into the Firefox browser address box the focus seems to drop until the same character is typed again.

So for example to type in I needed to type wwwwww..ggooooggllee..ccoomm. It seems like it's related to the automatic url search feature of Firefox.

Sean Feole (sfeole) wrote :

See the attached video, out-2.ogv. I think this perfectly captures your problem.

Notice that to type "" requires 2 clicks of each letter. The 2nd click of each letter causes the firefox history drop down to disappear.

It looks like that the focus is lost when the Firefox History Drop Down enables. I've tried disabling this and that seems to fix the issue temporarily.

To Disable Drop Down history:
Firefox/Tools > Options > Privacy > Location Bar: When using the location bar, suggest: Nothing

The issue can be avoided all together by using a USB keyboard on the nexus7

I'll link this with Onboard and get marmutas take on it. If its a problem with firefox then I can file an upstream bug accordingly. I don't have any other Ubuntu "Touch" devices to compare this with.

Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Browser loses focus between key presses
+ Firefox Browser loses focus between touch presses when drop down history
+ is enabled
Sean Feole (sfeole) on 2012-12-12
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
marmuta (marmuta) wrote :

Yes, that's quite annoying. We do already have a bug report for this issue, though, see bug #905636. I'll mark this one as a duplicate.

Sean, I did file a bug report for firefox a while ago, it's linked in the other bug, but there seems to be a more general problem with many, if not all GTK3 completion popups. Shotwell, epiphany, thunderbird show the same symptoms. Touch devices aren't really necessary to reproduce this, using Onboard with a mouse pointer does it too.

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