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can't type in empty fields like search engines or login informations until I click in a different field and back again - mac OSX snow leopard and mountain lion.

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I am using firefox on both my macs (on is running mountain lion and the other snow leopard. It is annoying that in any fields typing only works upon the first click or ->tab on the field, when I click - for example mid sentence to delete a letter (for example) it does not type and the mac sounds the sound effect of "thump" - when you are trying to type in a non-field. The issue is resolved for that instance when I click into a different field (can be the same tab - for example I am typing into the ebay search tab - click on it a second time (thump - no typing) then click in the address bar, now back to the search - now carefully press the arrow howevermany times I need to get to the desired position or just retype the search string - mightily irritating. Same happens in emails, messages... any field! I really like firefox, after a run in with opera, some trouble with safari (tab support)... it was my favourite, with cross computer spaces... I hope this gets resolved soon.

Chosen solution

It was extension foxtab 1.4.5.

Thank you :)

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philipp
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hello, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an addon is interfering here...

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Chosen Solution

It was extension foxtab 1.4.5.

Thank you :)

philipp
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glad you could solve it & thanks for reporting back with your findings!

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I have this problem too. I've disabled all add ons except Foxtab 1.4.9 to no avail. The problem goes away when Foxtab is disabled. But I love Foxtab. Interesting discovery: everything is fine - I can type merrily along like I am here - until I click my mouse. Then the problem occurs. I have to go to another text box, type some stuff then come back. Both my Apple computers are experiencing the same problem. Both have wireless mac mice. Both started the same problem about 3 months ago. Not using my mouse gets round the problem but it's a pain because I am often cutting and pasting text into a text box. Any ideas?

philipp
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please directly contact the extension developers through the means provided at the homepage - they can likely give you more detailed guidance and are the only ones who can fix bugs or make necessary adjustments in the addon to work in new firefox versions. thank you...