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Is it possible to change automatic word search?

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Is it possible to disable automatic "word search"? every time i'm on a page and hit some letter key mozila opens the automatic "search keyword" without my wanting it. I want to open the "search keyword" only when I press crtl + f and never, never in automatic. it also hinders to play browser games, I can not play games because any key that I press the mozila opens the "search word"

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Hi, yes it is. Go into Options (find it in the three-bar menu), then on the "General" section, look for the "Browsing" sub-section, it is near the bottom.

In there, uncheck "Search for text when you start typing".

See the attached screenshot for what you're looking for - fourth one down.

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Hi, yes it is. Go into Options (find it in the three-bar menu), then on the "General" section, look for the "Browsing" sub-section, it is near the bottom.

In there, uncheck "Search for text when you start typing".

See the attached screenshot for what you're looking for - fourth one down.

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See also these pref on the about:config page:

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind = false
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart = false
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual = false (fast find)

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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it work! thanks!

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Nice Thanks For Sharing

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tgomozila said

Is it possible to disable automatic "word search"? every time i'm on a page and hit some letter key mozila opens the automatic "search keyword" without my wanting it. I want to open the "search keyword" only when I press crtl + f and never, never in automatic. it also hinders to play browser games, I can not play games because any key that I press the mozila opens the "search word"
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It helpful thanks.