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Maintain address bar state between tabs

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catharsis
 
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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 6:04 pm

Example: I get halfway through typing an address in the address bar, and then flip to another tab for some reason. When I come back to the first tab, my half-typed URL is gone, replaced by the address of the current page. Not being the fastest typist in the world, I find this intensely annoying. What's more common for me is when I enter a URL, flip to another tab while I wait for the page to load, then get a dialog telling me the server can't found. Oops, I made a tiny typo in the URL. But wait! Now I must retype the whole address because I flipped to another tab!

Both Opera and K-Meleon behave as I've suggested, btw.

Stefan

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 6:08 pm

Agree, this is highly annoying.

SilentJ
 
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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 6:46 am

bugs me too :)

djst
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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 10:11 am

I've never really thought about this, but I agree that it should keep whatever you have typed in the address field and not overwrite it with the current URL.

mboullet
 
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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 12:25 pm

this is Mozilla bug #104778 (lot of dupes, 57 votes)
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104778

This bug has a 10-02 patch thet needs work. So hopefully this will be fixed soon though
personally I think this will just add more bloat.

Thumper

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 7:41 pm

Rubbish. Moz Profile Manager is bloat. This is an extremely useful and user-friendly fix.

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