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Can not type in text box (like password) after switching focus to it with tab

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I can not type in any text in a text box if I switched focus to it with TAB. For instance, when I am trying to log somewhere and I type in my username and then I swith focus to password input with TAB and try to type in my password I can not type anything because every big letter (typed with SHIFT pressed) deletes all previous letters.

I am using Ubuntu 16.04.

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Are you sure the focus was on the password field? Please check. Some user/password inputs have links as well.


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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Are you sure the focus was on the password field? Please check. Some user/password inputs have links as well.


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?