new-tab page stealing the control-k search shortcut

Bryan Clark clarkbw at
Tue Aug 19 15:23:57 UTC 2014

I've noticed this too. I believe this is a bug and not intentional. —
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On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Benjamin Smedberg <benjamin at>

> I've noticed recently that when the new-tab page is open and I press 
> control-k to go to the search box, the focus goes to the toolbar search 
> box and then quickly shifts to the new-tab search box. This really 
> bothers me for the following reasons:
> * The cursor quick-switching looks like an accident
> * My eyes are looking for the cursor in the search box, but it's not 
> there any more
> * The search box has my last remembered search text in it, which I may 
> want to keep or change, but the new-tab search box doesn't have that
> I don't really care whether we have the search box on the new-tab page, 
> but I don't think it should steal focus/shortcuts from the normal search 
> box, for these reasons.
> --BDS
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