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how do i fix my keyboard typing the wrong letters in firefox but not in other programs?

when i type the alpha numerics in order this is what i get. It should look like this. AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz1234567890,./;'[]\-= but i get … (read more)

when i type the alpha numerics in order this is what i get. It should look like this. AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz1234567890,./;'[]\-= but i get this instead, AaBbMmDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmUuOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwLlYyZz1234567890,./p2[]a-= the keys are random and never consistent. i am using a standard qwerty keyboard. logitech G105 backlit membrane. i am having to type in other programs like note pad or discord just to copy paste. just like i am having to do right now.

Asked by puddlejumper6999 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 9 months ago

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Firefox still drops the first typed letter. Tried the prior solutions.

Based on the prior posts this year, I have tried all indicated solutions. I am using window's firewall and resetting it has not helped. When loaded in safe/network mode, … (read more)

Based on the prior posts this year, I have tried all indicated solutions. I am using window's firewall and resetting it has not helped. When loaded in safe/network mode, the problem does not occur. I am also running webroot.

Asked by decrepit 5 years ago

Last reply by decrepit 5 years ago

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firefox not responding to keyboard

I've noticed this over the past several versions of Firefox for OS X, and under Mavericks as well as Yosemite, on 2 different Macs of Mine: a 2009 Mac Pro and a 2012 Mac … (read more)

I've noticed this over the past several versions of Firefox for OS X, and under Mavericks as well as Yosemite, on 2 different Macs of Mine: a 2009 Mac Pro and a 2012 Mac Book Pro.

The issues are: sometimes Firefox will not create a new tab or window when I press those keyboard commands, and sometimes, I am unable to type into form fields. Restarting Firefox will remedy the problem, until it happens again.

Otherwise, I find Firefox to be a great browser! Thank you for producing it.

Asked by mozcatt 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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with win10, cannot log into banking, keyboard corrupts to letters when typing numbers, can login with MS Edge

Trying to log in to NWOLB, when typing in my customer number the numbers change to letters, starting at a and moving through the alphabet , eg 12345 shows as abcde. The… (read more)

Trying to log in to NWOLB, when typing in my customer number the numbers change to letters, starting at a and moving through the alphabet , eg 12345 shows as abcde. The numbers are registering correctly if I accesss the site using Microsoft Edge. Is this an incompatability between Firefox and Windows 10, or do I need to change a setting somewhere. I am using the latest version of Firefox.

Asked by brisselmun 5 years ago

Answered by brisselmun 5 years ago

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Keyboard stops working when Firefox is running

Hello. I installed Firefox 50.0 with no add-ons or extensions. I've never had Firefox on this laptop. I didn't change any settings except to import my bookmarks/favorite… (read more)

Hello.

I installed Firefox 50.0 with no add-ons or extensions. I've never had Firefox on this laptop. I didn't change any settings except to import my bookmarks/favorites from Internet Explorer.

I am using a Windows 10 Professional HP Envy laptop. I have a full-sized USB keyboard. Using Kaspersky Internet Security.

The problem I am having is that when Firefox is running, periodically my keyboard stops working on OTHER applications that are running.

How I recreate this is:

1. Restart Windows.

2. Launch an application. For example, in my scenario, it is any of a Remote Desktop session, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and/or Skype.

All is working fine, keyboard-wise. And has always worked fine as far as I know. This includes the USB keyboard and the laptop keyboard.

3. Launch Firefox and visit, say, this page or GMail or any site really.

After a period of time, minutes or even up to an hour, suddenly any typing I perform in, say my Remote Desktop or in Word will just stop. For example, I type "the" and "the" doesn't enter in to Word or Remote Desktop or any other application that is running. All applications just stop accepting keyboard input. Any keys - letter or numbers or number pad numbers just don't register.

It will remain this way until the moment I close Firefox. The moment I do, all applications begin responding to keyboard input.

If I redo this scenario, it will occur again minutes or even an hour later.

Things I tried but didn't resolve this. I restarted my laptop before each attempt.

1. Searching here. 2. Reinstalling Firefox. 3. A new keyboard. 4. Use the laptop keyboard. 5. Visiting ONLY ONE page to see if it could be magically related to a specific web page, say GMail or a news site. 6. Searching the internet for "firefox keyboard stops working" which does have related hits with the most current that I've found being 2009. None of the things I found there or here seem to have helped.

The only thing that DID work was not using Firefox.

If I don't run Firefox the problem does not appear. The longest I've gone between restarts is 36 hours so I can't say "never", only that the problem hasn't appeared. I sometimes hibernate or sleep in those gaps. If I run Firefox, the problem will appear within one hour, which is what leads me to think the problem is somehow Firefox related.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance!

Robert

Asked by RSloan 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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How can I enable page screen up and down on numeric keypad?

At one time I could use the page navigation keys on my Numeric Keypad in Windows 7 Home Premium (i.e. Number key 9=Pg Up; Number key 3=Pg Dn; etc.) The route I followed t… (read more)

At one time I could use the page navigation keys on my Numeric Keypad in Windows 7 Home Premium (i.e. Number key 9=Pg Up; Number key 3=Pg Dn; etc.) The route I followed to make this work was through the "Control Panel" to "Ease of Access" to "Make the Keyboard Easier to Use" to "Use the Numeric Keypad to move the mouse around the screen" but that that does not work. Can anyone help me? TIA, Cheryl

Asked by cre8tivegal 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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My left shift key doesn't work, but only in FF

On my Lenovo laptop, the left shift key doesn't work within Firefox. Both shift keys work in other browsers, other programs, etc. The right shift key works within Firef… (read more)

On my Lenovo laptop, the left shift key doesn't work within Firefox.

Both shift keys work in other browsers, other programs, etc. The right shift key works within Firefox. When I try to use the left shift key together with another key, nothing happens. For example, a capital H just won't appear and if I type "Hi" it appears as just "i". When I plug in an external keyboard, both the right and left shift keys DO work

What I've tried so far: - Uninstalled and reinstalled FF - Tried FF in safe mode - Uninstalled and reinstalled the keyboard from Device Manager in Windows - Restarted laptop

None of this works! Would appreciate suggestions.

Asked by lkaras 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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I replaced my keyboard because one key did not work.

I replaced my keyboard because one key did not work. at first no problem but now the same key has the old error. The new one was plug and play. The problem key is for the… (read more)

I replaced my keyboard because one key did not work. at first no problem but now the same key has the old error. The new one was plug and play. The problem key is for the 'at' sign which comes up as "

Asked by ron morfee 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox does not take any notice of the Num Lock Setting. I can no longer navigate with the number pad with numlock on or off.

Win 7 64 bit. Firefox 49.0.1 Num Lock key is ignored. This is very frustrating. I learnt to use a keyboard when that was all there was. In the last few months I'm just ge… (read more)

Win 7 64 bit. Firefox 49.0.1

Num Lock key is ignored. This is very frustrating. I learnt to use a keyboard when that was all there was. In the last few months I'm just gettting to dislike this more and more. I have googled this and saw many suggestions that the caret browsing mode (what ever that is, Something a rabbit may enjoy?) can be toggled with the F7 key. Have tried this and it makes no difference with the Function Lock on or off. Have restarted in FireFox safe mode and the behaviour does not change.

Any clues appreciated before I reluctantly jump ship?

Cheers Norm

Asked by UncleNorm334 4 years ago

Answered by UncleNorm334 4 years ago

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Since latest update, keyboard not working, fixed, then not working again.

Hi All fine until the latest Firefox update. Straight afterwards the keyboard wasn't functioning - weird characters and symbols instead of letters. I closed it down, op… (read more)

Hi All fine until the latest Firefox update. Straight afterwards the keyboard wasn't functioning - weird characters and symbols instead of letters. I closed it down, opened in safe mode, closed down, opened normally and the keyboard working normally. Unfortunately I have to keep doing this. I can get Firefox to work by going into safe mode but it doesn't last. Keep getting keyboard problems. Is there a long-term solution please?

Asked by Providence1 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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The letters are displaying wrong when typed into Firefox.

Background: I'm using text editor and pasting into FireFox. If I type in the Firefox application directly, things get garbled. If I type in the Firefox applihation direht… (read more)

Background: I'm using text editor and pasting into FireFox. If I type in the Firefox application directly, things get garbled. If I type in the Firefox applihation direhtly, things get garbled, like this, If I type a 'c' into Firefox, it becomes a 'h'. The single quote mark becomes 'e'. The double quote mark becomes 'E'. This happens only with Firefox and not the text editor. Haven't tried other applications. This was first noticed today.

Asked by BigCowboy 2 years ago

Answered by BigCowboy 2 years ago

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Keyboard typing in forms lag

Sometimes the typing in forms lag. I will type then characters will be missing and/or very slow to show up. I refresh Firefox through Troubleshooting Information which … (read more)

Sometimes the typing in forms lag. I will type then characters will be missing and/or very slow to show up. I refresh Firefox through Troubleshooting Information which seem to help, but the problem starts back up again after a short while.

This problem does not happen in other browsers or when I bring up notepad up.

Asked by carebriane 1 year ago

Last reply by carebriane 1 year ago

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Latest version on Ubuntu has issues with keyboard shortcuts executing without holding modifier keys.

Now every time I type i.e. "r" the page reloads! There are other keyboard shortcuts too - every key that isn't bound by a shortcut types normal. This means that whatever … (read more)

Now every time I type i.e. "r" the page reloads! There are other keyboard shortcuts too - every key that isn't bound by a shortcut types normal.

This means that whatever I type wherever when using Firefox I can't type the letters that are bound by a shortcut (which is executed without holding down a modifier key!).

This does not happen in any other application I use, including the Google Chrome browser.

Asked by ZoomFirefox 1 year ago

Last reply by ZoomFirefox 1 year ago

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Missing keyboard strokes

Hi Since I upgraded to Windows 10, the keyboard isn't working well in Firefox. It misses the first key that i enter in all fields. I am running the latest version of F… (read more)

Hi

Since I upgraded to Windows 10, the keyboard isn't working well in Firefox. It misses the first key that i enter in all fields. I am running the latest version of Firefox and have updated Java. I am always having to re-enter data

Any thoughts how to rectify the issue? I'm not having this issue in any other program on the computer. CTRL C and CTRL V isn't working well either.

Asked by jcmc292011 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Wireless keyboard lag

Hello, I am having major issues with wireless keyboard in FF. I have tried a few wireless keyboards in FF and there is a major lag while typing and things also do not ty… (read more)

Hello, I am having major issues with wireless keyboard in FF. I have tried a few wireless keyboards in FF and there is a major lag while typing and things also do not type in the order they were pressed on the keyboard(s). Also keys "stick" while typing. like when I hit shift to capitalize the first letter of the word, the entire word ends up capitalized. Also some keys don't register (don't type at all.) These issues do happen anywhere else in the OS or in any other programs or web browsers. AGAIN, this happens with multiple types/brands of wireless keyboards. The wireless dongle is also located right next to the keyboard and in direct line of sight and it is not near anything that would cause interference. Any help is greatly appreciated.

This is on Windows 10 Anniversary Update and FF 48.0.2.

Asked by bradyjay3 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Firefox on Windows 10 locks on closing tabs, must hit Start button to unlock

Using Firefox on Windows 10. Firefox is up-to-date, version 59.0.2 (64-bit). Windows 10 is up-to-date. The issue is that after a small amount of time, closing a tab in… (read more)

Using Firefox on Windows 10. Firefox is up-to-date, version 59.0.2 (64-bit). Windows 10 is up-to-date. The issue is that after a small amount of time, closing a tab in Firefox starts to lock up Firefox. I can unlock it by hitting the Windows Start key. But then, sometimes the tab closes and sometimes the tab is moved to a new window.

It seems that multiple commands are queued while it is locked. If I hit the close button multiple times and the first hit locks (and I don't realize it), then when I hit the Start button multiple tabs are closed as my mouse hits are processed (or the first tab is moved to a new window, or multiple indeterminate things happen that are hard to characterize).

Hitting close tab does not always lock up. About 80% of the time it locks up.

This happens with the mouse or with touch. I am running on a Surface Pro 2017.

I have tried resetting and reinstalling Firefox. No affect. I have tried running in Safe Mode. No affect.

No other program on my machine exhibits this behaviour.

I am posting this from a different machine, so browser data gathered with the post is invalid.

Asked by Yaamon 2 years ago

Last reply by Yaamon 2 years ago

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Is there a way to disable space bar scrolling in Firefox 39?

I am currently taking an online computer course that requires typing. There is currently no way to type a space as the space key scrolls down one page. I see that keyco… (read more)

I am currently taking an online computer course that requires typing. There is currently no way to type a space as the space key scrolls down one page. I see that keyconfig is not available for Firefox 39*. Is there another way to disable space bar scrolling in Firefox 39?

Asked by umtmba 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago