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Keyboard issues only on YouTube

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When I am on YouTube trying to comment, my keyboard doesn't work right. Space bar becomes mute and a few other goofy things. Cannot leave spaces between words, etc. This just started today. I have a channel I work with and it was fine earlier today. Does not happen using MS Edge or my iPhone. Only my main PC, which is the one I need. Keyboard works fine in all other applications. This is isolated to Firefox use which has been my main browser for along time.

Any idea's? Please help

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Update. The problem exists when I try to post on others channels/videos. If I go in to edit text in my own video's it works fine.

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Meh, nix that. It's intermittent.

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Looks like a YouTube bug where JavaScript always interprets a space bar press as play/pause.

See also:


There are a few bug reports about this issue, duped to this bug.

  • Bug 1697551 - Unable to type spaces and other characters (f, m) into YouTube search bar

(please do not comment in bug reports
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html
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Modified by cor-el

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Ahhhh. I'll sit on my hands and stop pushing buttons then. I googled and couldn't find anything posted past 2019 and all recommending clearing ones cache. Thank you

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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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Thanks to both of you. It has been very helpful and a relief.

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No problem, glad we could help.

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Looks that YouTube has fixed this issue as I'm no longer seeing it. You may have to reload and bypass the cache.

You can reload webpage(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

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Yep, the problem seems to be resolved.

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Hello,

I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution.

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

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