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The letters are displaying wrong when typed into Firefox.

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  • آخر ردّ كتبه FredMcD

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Background: I'm using text editor and pasting into FireFox. If I type in the Firefox application directly, things get garbled. If I type in the Firefox applihation direhtly, things get garbled, like this, If I type a 'c' into Firefox, it becomes a 'h'. The single quote mark becomes 'e'. The double quote mark becomes 'E'. This happens only with Firefox and not the text editor. Haven't tried other applications. This was first noticed today.

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Okay. Problem disappeared when I turned off the keylogger and rebooted the computer. Hopefully the problem will stay away. It was destroying attempts to enter my password. Thanks for the insights!

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Either something is scrambling your keyboard or a bad program.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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It only happens with selected letters? Hopefully it's just a broken add-on...

If it affected most or all letters, it would remind me of past threads when a user's security suite includes an anti-keylogger feature. I think ZoneAlarm has one, for example. That feature modifies what is sent to applications when you type, and Firefox doesn't seem to understand how to reverse that back to the correct input.

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Strange... Problem shifted.....

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Problem disappeared, and then reappeared. Turning off Zonealarm keylogger and turning on Safemode doesn't help. 'c' now turns to 'o'.

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Okay. Problem disappeared when I turned off the keylogger and rebooted the computer. Hopefully the problem will stay away. It was destroying attempts to enter my password. Thanks for the insights!

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That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.