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Developer Tools / Style Editor deletes text as I type

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I'm assuming this bug was introduced in the last update to Firefox. Whenever I am typing anything into the Style Editor, the text randomly seems to delete itself. If I type very slowly it is less likely to happen, but occasionally still does.

I have seen some other threads about this with no solutions which leads me to believe this is a bug.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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Weirdly enough, this did fix it. After booting back into normal Firefox the issue was still gone, so I'm not sure what exactly was causing it or if it'll pop back up at some point. Nonetheless, time to get CSS scripting while I can!

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

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It turns out I was wrong. In safe-mode the issue happens less frequently but still happens nonetheless. This definitely seems to be a bug in the style editor.

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There is a thread on the Dev Tools forum where the developers are looking for concrete ways to re-create this problem for debugging purposes:

https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/browser-toolbox-style-editor-randomly-changes-text-while-typing/69379

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Thanks for the link, I'll add in my two cents!

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