Suppose I am visiting a page in Firefox and decide to go somewhere else and type the new URL manually into the address field, but the page fails to load, either because it times out, or because I hit Escape. Then Firefox removes my laboriously entered URL and replaces it with the URL of the current page.
This is outrageous!
I am pretty sure Firefox has changed this behavior lately, because this was one of the reasons I chose Firefox over IE back in the day.
How can I turn off this annoying behavior?
OS: Windows 7
Firefox version: 22 (update: still present in 34.0.5)