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Firefox Randomly Causes Wrong Characters to Type In

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong chara… (read more)

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong characters.

A list of character errors it makes is: é appears when typing slash beside shift on the right side. è appears when typing the apostrophe symbol beside enter. à appears when typing slash above enter ç appear when typing the right square bracket ^^ appears when typing the left square bracket (does not type anything 1st try, then enters that the 2nd try. Or if pressing it once, then backspace, it enters ^) / appears when typing key to the left of 1 at the top. É appears when typing a question mark. @ is working right now, although it usually does not work when this occurs.

Restarting the computer fixes it every time. This EXCLUSIVELY occurs times I have at least a few Firefox tabs open. I first came across this in Windows 7. In Windows 7, it made those character errors in Firefox but entered the correct characters when typed in apps like Word and Excel. It only occurred around once per month, I got by it by typing characters in Word then pasting them in Firefox until I got a chance to reboot. They pasted fine, just typing them gave the character errors.

With Windows 10 though, it is more than 10 times worse. I get these errors nearly every day. And in Windows 10, once the incorrect characters start getting typed in Firefox they also type that way in apps like Word too.

In msconfig.exe, I disabled all non-Microsoft services and disabled everything in the startup list, but it continues doing this.

Anyone have suggestions what to do? I honestly think the most likely explanation for this is Google bribing Microsoft to make it like this to drive people away from Firefox to use Chrome. That way Google can micromonitor us that much better.

Asked by crossr74 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Surface Pro 6 on screen keyboard not working

When in tablet mode (keyboard folded back or unattached), I can not use the on screen keyboard. When I tap a field (address bar, search bar, or any field on any website t… (read more)

When in tablet mode (keyboard folded back or unattached), I can not use the on screen keyboard. When I tap a field (address bar, search bar, or any field on any website that I've tested), the keyboard comes up, then immediately closes again. If I use the on screen keyboard button from the taskbar, the same thing happens: keyboard slides up, window jumps a bit, then keyboard closes again.

I have already tried adjusting all the settings under about:config with the search "osk" as suggested in other threads I've seen. Have also tried disabling all addons, no change.

Tried on current FF standard version and firefox nightly (newest update on 6/9/2020, whatever the version is). Both have the exact same issue even after adjusting the settings under about:config.

I'm not sure how long this has been going on since I never really use tablet mode (primarily use this laptop for coding and classes where I need to type, apparently haven't done any web browsing in tablet mode.)

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by Alec 1 year ago

Last reply by Alec 1 year ago

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Windows 10 Tablet mode (FF V78.0.1) Touch Keyboard does not stay up

Windows 10 in Tablet mode (Dell 5481 2-in-1 FF V78.0.1) when tap on target box for entry (i.e. search) the touch keyboard pops up like it is supposed to, but then the scr… (read more)

Windows 10 in Tablet mode (Dell 5481 2-in-1 FF V78.0.1) when tap on target box for entry (i.e. search) the touch keyboard pops up like it is supposed to, but then the screen seems to do a refresh and the keyboard disappears. This seems to happen wherever the data entry box is located on the page. Disabled all Add-ons to see if that caused the refresh. Did not help.

Added the separate search box to the task bar, did not help. Brought up DuckDuckGo page for their search box, same thing, did not help. Cannot enter anything on the browser while in Tablet Mode. (Had to go to using the OSK keyboard, not automatic, and place on screen for entry. NOT the same thing)



Note: DO NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM WITH MICROSOFT EDGE OR GOOGLE CHROME BROWSERS. THE TOUCH KEYBOARD STAYS ACCESSIBLE FOR ENTRY ON BOTH OF THEM, SO IT'S NOT WINDOWS OR HARDWARE.

Asked by rvgypsydad 1 year ago

Last reply by rvgypsydad 1 year ago