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How do I keep Quick Find feature from interfering with text box use?

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In the past, when using Yahoo Finance page for checking stock prices, I would place the cursor within the web page text box, and insert a stock symbol (e.g. IBM)and receive the search information on IBM. Without moving the cursor, when I typed another symbol (e.g. GE), I would get the search information on GE. Now, however, when I enter a second symbol, it automatically opens the Quick Find box. That change now requires me to replace the cursor again within the web page text box, and enter the second symbol. That process slows down the whole activity of searching multiple symbols. Is that something which can be corrected, or is that a site change by YahooFinance?

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I have visited that site. The first item in the external link says: "You can also configure Firefox to automatically search for text when you type any characters outside of a text field. When typing in a text field these characters should show up in the text field and not trigger the Quick Find bar. " What I am looking for is the exact opposite. Once my first search is entered in the text box, and the info comes back, I want to start typing the next symbol, and have it automatically show up in the text box, not the Quick Find box. That is how it was working up until a couple of months ago.

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You can try to change the keys that activate this feature with this extension:

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Unfortunately, that did not solve. I don't have a problem with the apostrophe or the / symbol. I don't use either of those in the process I referred to in my original message. In YahooFinance, there is a text box to "Get Quote". I put a three letter symbol there, and get the results. When I try to type another three letter symbol, without having touched the mouse or moved the cursor, I am automatically put in Quick Find. In the past, the next three letter symbol which I typed would have gone directly the "Get Quotes" text box.