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Cannot comment on Youtube, hotkeys are stuck controlling video instead.

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When I click to type a comment, the keyboard still has control over video playback (hotkeys) and typing a comment is nearly impossible as it's controlling the video. It's not my keyboard as Youtube on other browsers works as normal, so definitely a Firefox issue.

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Hi

Thank you for flagging up this issue.

YouTube have looked into this and will be correcting the issue shortly.

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There have been quite a few reports about this YouTube issue recently.

Looks like a YouTube bug where JavaScript always interprets a space bar and other characters as control keys and doesn't disable this action when an input field has focus.

See also:


A possible workaround for now is to write text or affected characters elsewhere (e.g. in the location bar) and paste the clipboard content in the search bar or comment field.

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Hi

Thank you for flagging up this issue.

YouTube have looked into this and will be correcting the issue shortly.

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Thank you. The issue has been resolved.

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