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How to disable Quick Find?

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I need to disable the Quick Find hotkey or change it to something else. I use the forward slash on the keypad as a divide symbol for an in-browser calculator for my online math homework. However, every time I hit forward slash, it brings up the Quick Find search bar, which means I have to stop and use my mouse to click the divide button on the calculator. This is quite frustrating and slows me down immensely when completing my homework.

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Try to set accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual and possibly all other accessibility.typeaheadfind prefs to false on the about:config page.

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual = false
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind = false
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart = false

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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Try to set accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual and possibly all other accessibility.typeaheadfind prefs to false on the about:config page.

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual = false
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind = false
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart = false

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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Thank you! That worked quite well. Currently there are no noticeable negative effects of changing those setting.

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The only negative effect is that you won't be able to open the Quick Find bar and search for links (you need to open the find bar via Ctrl+F or the Edit menu).

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cor-el said

Try to set accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual and possibly all other accessibility.typeaheadfind prefs to false on the about:config page.
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual = false
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind = false
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart = false
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.

Wie kann ich die Antworten auf meine Frage in Deutsch erhalten?

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Hi Karli

You can use Google Translate to translate this text to German. Sie können Google Translate verwenden, um diesen Text ins Deutsche zu übersetzen.

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Hey,

You can easily customize your browser by typing 'about: config' in the address bar. There are highlighted settings that you must change to false in order to disable quick search...