cannot navigate away with Firefox 3.6.11 beta

UPDATE: Apparently this was a problem with the firefox 3.6.11 beta; with the release version of 3.6.11 I no longer have this problem.

I don't know if this is a bug with Firefox or askbot, but it is pretty surprising behavior. I reported the following to Mozilla, but decided I might mention it here too:

I installed Firefox 3.6.11 beta today. When I visit the sites


I cannot navigate away using the URL bar or search box: using either seems to behave as if I had used the search feature for that site.

3 further notes:

  • I use these sites regularly and have not encountered this behavior before

  • Clicking a bookmark in my bookmark toolbar does take me to the expected page (away from the site)

  • I do not have this behavior on stackexchange sites like or


Evgeny's avatar
updated 2010-11-10 11:55:11 -0500
niles's avatar
asked 2010-10-11 12:50:47 -0500
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Do you have this problem if you type in the browser address bar: ? If the issue goes away, it will mean that the problem is in the redirects. The '/' automatically redirects to '/questions/', maybe it's better not to redirect at all.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-10-11 13:40:33 -0500) edit
Yes, I seem to have this problem no matter what I type into the address bar; there have been a couple of cases where I managed to navigate away, but I can't reproduce them :(
niles's avatar niles (2010-10-11 15:47:05 -0500) edit
(so I think this must be a Firefox beta problem)
niles's avatar niles (2010-10-11 15:47:26 -0500) edit
I have no problem like this one at 3.6.10. It may be Firefox bug indeed, but let's see if others have this problem too.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-10-11 16:09:14 -0500) edit
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