Pressing backspace to delete characters in search field generates random search listings
I just noticed this issue about maybe 2 weeks ago. A few tests seem to show it only happens when I use the Google search engine as my default search option. I tried it wi… (read more)
I just noticed this issue about maybe 2 weeks ago. A few tests seem to show it only happens when I use the Google search engine as my default search option. I tried it with Bing search, and I had no issues. I also tried it in Chrome with NO issues either.
So, when I first open FF and enter a search word or phrase from the homepage/default page, it opens the default search engine Google with the results, along with the word or phrase I entered at the top in the text field under the Google logo. It's this text field that is the issue. I should be able to use the backspace to delete characters and change/update my search criteria, YET every time I press backspace, it just auto generates random suggestions, and then places the cursor at the end of the suggestions, thereby preventing me from being able to type my new search criteria!
I can press the X to clear the field, but then as soon as I start typing, it does the same thing, and starts generating random suggestions, and moving the cursor to the end of the suggestions each time, thus I'm still never able to enter my search criteria.
I have cleared cache, cleared data, uninstalled FF, and the issue still persists. I have noticed that sometimes after reinstalling FF, it will work properly for like a minute or so, but then the issue comes back. Also, doesn't seem to matter whether I sign-in using my FF account or not.
Please fix this as I do not want to use Bing for my search engine, and I really don't want to have to go back to Chrome either.