new-tab page stealing the control-k search shortcut

Gavin Sharp gavin at
Tue Aug 19 15:32:04 UTC 2014

This was a temporary regression from bug 1041678.

Alex has already fixed it in bug 1054776.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Benjamin Smedberg
<benjamin at> wrote:
> 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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