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Surface Pro 6 on screen keyboard not working

When in tablet mode (keyboard folded back or unattached), I can not use the on screen keyboard. When I tap a field (address bar, search bar, or any field on any website t… (read more)

When in tablet mode (keyboard folded back or unattached), I can not use the on screen keyboard. When I tap a field (address bar, search bar, or any field on any website that I've tested), the keyboard comes up, then immediately closes again. If I use the on screen keyboard button from the taskbar, the same thing happens: keyboard slides up, window jumps a bit, then keyboard closes again.

I have already tried adjusting all the settings under about:config with the search "osk" as suggested in other threads I've seen. Have also tried disabling all addons, no change.

Tried on current FF standard version and firefox nightly (newest update on 6/9/2020, whatever the version is). Both have the exact same issue even after adjusting the settings under about:config.

I'm not sure how long this has been going on since I never really use tablet mode (primarily use this laptop for coding and classes where I need to type, apparently haven't done any web browsing in tablet mode.)

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by Alec 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Alec 3 weeks ago

q character

When i have many tabs open, i can't write the q character. I need to copy q and paste CTRL+V into Firefox. This problem is present in all open tabs. The problem is also p… (read more)

When i have many tabs open, i can't write the q character. I need to copy q and paste CTRL+V into Firefox. This problem is present in all open tabs. The problem is also present in the latest Firefox version. This problem there is in Windows 7 and Windows 10.

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Asked by Marco 1 month ago

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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 11 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 months 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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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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Almost every time I start typing in a field, box or window, a "Developer Toolbar" pops up; I have to close it to proceed; how stop this?

This large box takes up almost 1/2 the screen and is full of programmer, coding type of data. I'm frozen and can't proceed without clicking X to make it close. This happe… (read more)

This large box takes up almost 1/2 the screen and is full of programmer, coding type of data. I'm frozen and can't proceed without clicking X to make it close. This happens almost every time I start typing in a fill-in/data/search field! How in the world can I get it to stop? Did I somehow get a bad Firefox update or version?

Help! Thank you! Judy May

Asked by geode 1 year ago

Answered by geode 1 year 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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The Pop up Keyboard for Surface Book 2 will not work in the firefox browser, how can this be fixed?

I installed Firefox on my Microsoft Surface Book 2. Overall it works fine. But when my computer is in tablet mode the pop up keyboard won't appear when I click on a searc… (read more)

I installed Firefox on my Microsoft Surface Book 2. Overall it works fine. But when my computer is in tablet mode the pop up keyboard won't appear when I click on a search bar or other text spaces. How can this be fixed if at all?

Asked by CreatureFromTheBack 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox 62 for Mac breaks custom keyboard mappings (DefaultKeyBinding.dict)

i just upgraded from Firefox 61 -> 62 on macOS 10.13.6. version 62 fails to respect custom keyboard mappings (stored in ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict). … (read more)

i just upgraded from Firefox 61 -> 62 on macOS 10.13.6. version 62 fails to respect custom keyboard mappings (stored in ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict). in all previous versions of Firefox that i have used custom keyboard mappings have worked, just broke in version 62. i have tested this on two machines running macOS 10.13.6 going from FF 61 -> 62. this appears to be an old bug that has resurfaced. please see:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=282097 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=918859 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=308824

Asked by devinemke 1 year ago

Last reply by devinemke 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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Only unable to type em dashes in Firefox in Arch with English (UK, Intl, Macintosh) keyboard layout

I have a fresh install of Arch with KDE, and just installed Firefox with pacman. Using the settings menu I've set my keyboard layout to English (UK, Intl, Macintosh)¹. Th… (read more)

I have a fresh install of Arch with KDE, and just installed Firefox with pacman. Using the settings menu I've set my keyboard layout to English (UK, Intl, Macintosh)¹. The combination alt-, produces an em dash in other applications², but not Firefox. The problem doesn't seem to exist with other special characters³ that I think are unique to this keyboard layout. I'd be grateful for any help.

¹ I'm not on mac, but am using that layout. ² e.g. Konsole, Kate ³ e.g. superscripts, diacritics, and ·.

Asked by generassem 2 years ago

Last reply by generassem 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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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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Why Does My Virtual Keyboard Keeps Retracting When I Tab

I have a tablet computer that uses a virtual keyboard. You know, it is an image that pops up when the icon on the task bar is clicked. Well, in the recent past it has … (read more)

I have a tablet computer that uses a virtual keyboard. You know, it is an image that pops up when the icon on the task bar is clicked. Well, in the recent past it has been acting differently. I don't know if it is a FireFox problem or a Windows 8.1 problem. But it is a pain in the butt. If I want to log on to a site I click in the Username field and tap to bring up the virtual keyboard. I can then type my username then when I hit Tab the cursor jumps to the password field but the keyboard retracts. I have to click the icon on the task bar to get the keyboard back.

Does anyone know if this is caused by FireFox or do I need to look elsewhere? Thanks, Pete

Asked by petejc 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 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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Deleting written character needs one more meaningless deletion

Not like English, in Korean, one single letter is combined with 2 or more characters. Ex) 대 = ㄷ + ㅐ, 한 = ㅎ + ㅏ + ㄴ, 민 = ㅁ + ㅣ + ㄴ, 국 = ㄱ + ㅜ + ㄱ So when you type Korean,… (read more)

Not like English, in Korean, one single letter is combined with 2 or more characters. Ex) 대 = ㄷ + ㅐ, 한 = ㅎ + ㅏ + ㄴ, 민 = ㅁ + ㅣ + ㄴ, 국 = ㄱ + ㅜ + ㄱ

So when you type Korean, there're 2 types of character status. 1) Completed letter 2) Uncompleted letter(where the focus of cursor at).

Case 1) has no problem. But in case 2), I need to push delete button one more time at the last remained character.

Ex) [Type ㅎ] : ㅎ [Type ㅏ] : 하 [Type ㄴ] : 한 [Delete]  : 하 (ㄴ removed) [Delete]  : ㅎ (ㅏ removed) [Delete]  : ㅎ (Here's a problem. Nothing changed and ㅎ is still there. [Delete]  : null (Then it's removed)


Seems nothing, but it's very uncomfortable to me.

Asked by KaylaKwon 2 years ago

Last reply by smorele 2 years ago

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Extra characters added while typing

On any field that needs input, extra characters are added (eg Seeeeeeeeeeeeeetmmmmmefffffffvtttttehhhhhhh ... when trying to type Steve). hitting shift will stop the ad… (read more)

On any field that needs input, extra characters are added (eg Seeeeeeeeeeeeeetmmmmmefffffffvtttttehhhhhhh ... when trying to type Steve). hitting shift will stop the additions which restart on the next keystroke. Also sometimes get a green edged screen , with an orange box in bottom right with a keyboard icon and a box showing contents of field and an 'encrypting' message. Have tried restart and reinstall .... and scanned with Sophos no problem. This was happening on other programmes as well, but now only Firefox is effected. Did have the latest Windows 10 update recently. Any suggestions gratefully received. Thanks.

Asked by Steveaw2 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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shift/control key issue

hey guys i have an issue with the shift and the control key every time i press them firefox acts like i try to go to the previous page or zoom the page out, i have search… (read more)

hey guys i have an issue with the shift and the control key every time i press them firefox acts like i try to go to the previous page or zoom the page out, i have search for this kind of error and the only thing i found is that it may be a hardware issue, i dont think this is the case since i have changed my mouse and keyboard a few times and i have used a custom keylogger to monitor any keyboard/mouse input, nothing found can anyone share his knowledge on this matter?

Asked by slimous 3 years ago

Answered by slimous 3 years ago