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I have downloaded the new Firefox but still get problems with words typing in reverse.

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Periodically, everything I type on the website comes out back to front. Not sure how I fix this, except by typing everything backwards! I thought this problem was supposed to be sorted with the most recent Firefox.

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What's your computer system and Firefox version?

Is this with many websites, some, a few? Can you list them (not too many) ?

What is the primary language of those sites?


Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

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System is Windows and version is Firefox Quantum.

The problem occurs with all websites (all English language) - eg British Museum, Dropbox, British Library.

Starting in safe mode did not solve the problem, nor did refreshing Firefox: I need to shut the computer down completely and then when I start the next day, Firefox is fine.

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meganshaw said

I need to shut the computer down completely and then when I start the next day, Firefox is fine.

At what point does this start up again?

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I have not noticed a pattern. Yesterday when I was online for much of the day, it was mid afternoon. Today I have been using Firefox for a couple of hours with no problem. Some days there is no problem.

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Keep track of what you are doing and where. Next time this happens, write down the information.

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Note that this happens when the cursor gets frozen and doesn't advance after the next typed letter.

Can you move the cursor around with the cursor keys when this happens (i.e. press cursor right after typing each letter)?

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No problem with the cursor when this happens.