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Ctrl+E and Ctrl+K to focus search bar now add "? " before caret. How to fix that?

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For example I'm on "https://www.google.fr/", I type the shortcut and the search bar becomes "? " with caret at the end.

(My address bar and search bar are the same)

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Hi arkay38:

I am on Windows 10 Firefox 64, and I don't see this problem. You appear to be on Firefox 65 beta, so maybe it's something changed in Firefox 65 beta?

Things you can try:

  1. disabling all Firefox Add-ons: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-remove-add-ons
  2. Firefox Safe Mode: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode

If you have the time, please post a video showing this problem.

Happy Holidays! ...Roland

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Hi arkay38:

I am on Windows 10 Firefox 64, and I don't see this problem. You appear to be on Firefox 65 beta, so maybe it's something changed in Firefox 65 beta?

Things you can try:

  1. disabling all Firefox Add-ons: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-remove-add-ons
  2. Firefox Safe Mode: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode

If you have the time, please post a video showing this problem.

Happy Holidays! ...Roland

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Hi Roland,

Thank you for your reply! Indeed I checked in the non developer version of Firefox and Ctrl+E works normally, so you may be right, it has to be something changed in the beta. I'll report the bug at bugzilla.mozilla.org

Have good holidays! Victor

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Try Ctrl + L  :)

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TyroneF said

Try Ctrl + L  :)

Ah, that is for the location bar (address bar/URL bar). Ctrl+e and Ctrl+k are for the separate (optional) Search Bar.

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Oh, they both are the same for me.

Edit: OP stated it's the same for them as well.

Modified by TyroneF