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When typing in the selected tab, it types in another opened tab that is not selected, how is this fixed?

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For example: I have 3 tabs open. I have tab 1 selected, I switch to tab 3 and proceed to type (Log in details for example) When typing it out, the information I enter types out on tab 1, rather than 3, sometimes I don't check and press enter (Causing it to enter on tab 1, which could cause me to show my password on another site)

I have to switch between tabs like 3-4 times in order to sort the priority out.

Chosen solution

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

Using 5.0 (Had no problems in previous builds)

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.2; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
5.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.2; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Adblock Plus
1.3.9
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
DownThemAll!
2.0.7
true
{DDC359D1-844A-42a7-9AA1-88A850A938A8}
Java Console
6.0.22
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0022-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.24
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0024-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.25
true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0025-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Quick Starter
1.0
true
jqs@sun.com
Minus - share simply
0.1.3
true
jid0-IqTRXaCOez4eRl9nE76oWp1G2iE@jetpack
Personas
1.6.2
true
personas@christopher.beard
RuneScape Community Toolbar
3.5.0.12
true
{a8864317-e18b-4292-99d9-e6e65ab905d3}
Smartest Bookmarks Bar
1.0.1.3
true
{b442f4c0-c292-4998-aabe-48608a73ba75}
Kaspersky URL Advisor
9.0.0.736
false
linkfilter@kaspersky.ru
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
1.0
false
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110615151330
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:5.0
browser.tabs.loadInBackground
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
5.0
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1311901949
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
193218
privacy.cpd.cookies
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Vendor ID
10de
Device ID
0614
Adapter RAM
Unknown
Adapter Drivers
nv4_disp
Driver Version
6.14.12.7533
Driver Date
5-20-2011
Direct2D Enabled
false
DirectWrite Enabled
false (0.0.0.0, font cache n/a)
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 0.0.0.611)
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 9

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

Question owner

Thanks for your reply cor-el.

What you have said has seem to have done the trick (For now) I can't force the problem at the moment to test if it's 100% fixed, will see how it goes today.

The add-on I think it's linked too it the "Smartest Bookmarks Bar 1.0.1.3".

If all goes well today I will mark this as solved, thanks again.

cor-el
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You're welcome

Question owner

It seems to be working alright, thanks.