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When I CTRLT to open a new tab about:blank firefox used to focus address bar, now it doesn't focus anything. Starting to type in new tab won't do anything.

How can I change it to focus address bar on open?

It all started after I got rid of some irritating Delta search.

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marked as duplicate by Oliver Salzburg Apr 8 '13 at 15:12

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Are you typing 'about:blank' into the address bar or is that what the new tab is set to show> – Brad Patton Apr 8 '13 at 14:27
@BradPatton yes, it is set to show this page when opening new tab. When I input empty string to newtab setting, the behaviour is just the same. – Qwerty Apr 8 '13 at 14:46
The value for 'browser.newtab.url' is set to 'about:newtab' for me. And focus goes to the address bar. Is this an option for you. – Brad Patton Apr 8 '13 at 14:53
No, 9 panels show, but the focus is still nowhere. It all started with the Delta search which got installed I don't remember how. I will try turning off all extensions or maybe reinstalling ff. – Qwerty Apr 8 '13 at 14:56
What is 'accessibility.tabfocus' and 'accessibility.tabfocus_applies_to_xul' set to? – Brad Patton Apr 8 '13 at 14:58

You can use the Tab key to cycle through all of the focus spots. You might have to press it up to 5-6 times depending on where focus initially lands.

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Ofcourse I can use TAB, or CTRL+L, or ALT+D, or CTRL+E, or whatever shortcut there is. Have you read and understand my question? I am about to downwote your answer. – Qwerty Apr 8 '13 at 14:38
Your question said 'How can I change it to focus address bar again?' you can use the Tab key to do that. Did you mean how can I can have it default the focus there? – Brad Patton Apr 8 '13 at 14:40

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