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Media shortcuts stuck on Youtube

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I can't insert spaces to my text on Youtube search bar and comment section. The space bar acts as a media play pause button. The issue appears only on Firefox, I've tried Edge and the space bar behaves normally there on Youtube. Adds a space on text boxes and plays or pauses the video when the video box is selected. I know this might be a dumb solution but I have had way too much on my back the past week I just cannot deal with this now.

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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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I'm glad this didn't even take 24hrs to resolve. Issue is gone now.