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keyboard spacebar changing on android

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Hi, I have an issue with the key board. The space bar is a problem. When I click in some boxes, the size of the space bar changes. This results in me putting a period instead of a space. This is especially problematic if I am trying to put search terms into the address bar in firefox. I try to put a space, but a period is inserted instead and this results in firefox seeing it as a url instead of search terms. It is a great deal of trouble to then try and correct it and it is very frustrating. Can you allow me to disable the behaviour of the keyboard where it changes the key layout? Keyboard layout should not change, it works against human habitual behaviour. I cant type reliably if the key layout keeps changing. This does not happen with some other keyboards such as hackers keyboard. I spoke to samsung and they claimed to have no control over it, saying that firefox is the responsible party in this case. Thanks, Jessica.

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Hi

I have had a look into this further and this appears to be an issue with the keyboard app on your device, not Firefox for Android.

Some keyboard apps are designed to react to content and display extra keys to make it easier to enter common inputs (such as "https" or "www").

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Hi Jessica

The first screenshot looks like you are typing into the menu bar in Firefox for Android. What are you typing into in the second screenshot?

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In the second screenshot, I am typing into a Google search box.

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Hi

I have had a look into this further and this appears to be an issue with the keyboard app on your device, not Firefox for Android.

Some keyboard apps are designed to react to content and display extra keys to make it easier to enter common inputs (such as "https" or "www").

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Thank you, I thought this was probably the case. I will go back to samsung and I will refer them to this topic.

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