Url field cleared/replaced when editing while loading a page

Bug #1487713 reported by Renato Araujo Oliveira Filho on 2015-08-22
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Bill Filler
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Ugo Riboni

Bug Description

image: OTA5
device: arale

The current app has a very annoying bug that causes the URL field to be cleared/replaced while you are editing it.

How to reproduce:
1 - Open the web browser app
2 - Before the last page be fully open, Go the URL field and try to input a new value

3 - You be able to input the desired url, and go to the new url site

4 - If you take longer (3-4 secs) to edit the the url it get replaced or sometimes cleared and you need to start write the url again.

OBS: this is easy to reproduce while using a 3g/4g because it take longer to load the last opened page while starting the app.

I can reproduce it 100% or the time.

Related branches

description: updated
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Just managed to reproduce even when using wifi (although it’s much easier to reproduce on a slow data connection, as pointed out by Renato).

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Url field replaced while loading a page
+ Url field cleared/replaced when editing while loading a page
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2015-10-19
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: none → ww46-2015
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ugo Riboni (uriboni)
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Ugo Riboni (uriboni) on 2015-10-22
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+16.04.20151103-0ubuntu1

webbrowser-app (0.23+16.04.20151103-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  [ CI Train Bot ]
  * New rebuild forced.
  * Resync trunk.

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * Update translation template.

  [ Ugo Riboni ]
  * Fix a bug preventing in some cases the address bar from getting
    focus when entering find in page mode. Also correctly hide the left
    hand side icons when in find in page mode. (LP: #1508130)
  * Focus the page when opening links with target="_blank". (LP:
  * Prevent the address bar from being cleared when the actual url
    changes and the user has already started typing. (LP: #1487713)
  * Update the user script to remove the Facebook app banner. (LP:
  * Use AbstractButton to handle some tab interactions so that haptics
    are used on touch. (LP: #1505725)

 -- Olivier Tilloy <email address hidden> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:56:19 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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