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For the last two days search boxes on every website is blue when I use Firefox. Google’s search box is blued out completely and I cannot see what I am typing in the search box. None of this happens when I use Internet Explorer. Please fix!

Additional System Details

This started when...

September 1, 2011

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Best Buy pc app Detector Plug-in
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.1

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Windows 7, latest Firefox and Google.

uksid1 0 solutions 1 answers

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I did a uninstall earlier and a new install (same thing).. did it again but went back a few versions (same thing).. just did a uninstall again but went in to program files and deleted the whole firefox folder after the uninstall.. then did a new install.. It seems fine now... Before you do this just remember to back up bookmarks!

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I downgraded to Firefox 5 and now there are NO blue shadings in any website's user entry boxes and I can see what I'm typing into the Google search box. I won't upgrade again to Firefox 6 for a month or so until the bugs are worked out of it.

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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).

theduchess85 0 solutions 1 answers

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I had this problem as well, it may NOT be a firefox issue. If you use a nortons product called "constant guard" the problem is actually the "anti-keystroke" setting. It's something worth looking into.

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See also these threads about "Keystroke protection" in Comcast Constant Guard: