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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 4 years ago

Answered by slimous 4 years ago

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keyboard not working as I cannot input text from keyboard.

As I try to type the input text into the search bar from the keyboard , nothing gets typed. The keyboard does not seem to be working on firefox latest version 53.0.2. … (read more)

As I try to type the input text into the search bar from the keyboard , nothing gets typed. The keyboard does not seem to be working on firefox latest version 53.0.2. This problem has cropped up only today (15th May 2017) A day before yesterday no such problem existed.. Please help solve the at the earliest.Thanks!

Asked by GaneshDatt-19 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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The keyboard mapping in Firefox is different to the rest of the computer.

Ok, this is slightly weird, but after some trouble logging in to, well, anything, I discovered that the @ symbol is mapped to the number 2 when shifted (as if it is a US … (read more)

Ok, this is slightly weird, but after some trouble logging in to, well, anything, I discovered that the @ symbol is mapped to the number 2 when shifted (as if it is a US keyboard map) but why? It never was before. I'm using a new keyboard, but the old keyboard does the same now, and, of course, it is only doing it in Firefox.

|\ are wrong - should be tilde and hash, :; are correct. Pretty sure it is the US map.

TIA.

Asked by NKT_ 4 years ago

Last reply by NKT_ 4 years ago

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Why do scrambled letters and numbers appear as I type?

Whatever I type, the letters and numbers do not show up correctly, i.e., as I have typed them. Instead, what appears are strange letters, numbers, and symbols that have n… (read more)

Whatever I type, the letters and numbers do not show up correctly, i.e., as I have typed them. Instead, what appears are strange letters, numbers, and symbols that have no correlation to anything. Right now, as I type, I am forced to utilize the onscreen keyboard in order for letters to show up as letters instead of =kl;wrxw=p6`16q, for example. This only happens using Firefox, by the way, so I know it is neither a keyboard nor computer issue.

Thank you.

Asked by momlet 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 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 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How can I fix keyboard layout in Firefox?

I was playing Total war and mid game it only went up on the screen. I couldn't control the other keys without exiting the game. After leaving the game I found the issue a… (read more)

I was playing Total war and mid game it only went up on the screen. I couldn't control the other keys without exiting the game. After leaving the game I found the issue also occurred with Cortana search, edge and firefox. I realized I'd probably hit a key on my keyboard that changed it so I rebooted my PC and was able to change the keyboard language before logging in and that worked (I had tried prior when I was logged in and it didn't work). I got have an alienware kg-900 keyboard for my win 10 alienware aurora . I have tried: Clearing cookies disabling add-ons restarting firefox in safe mode refreshing firefox ensured num lock wasn't on rebooting PC uninstalling + Reinstalling Firefox running anti virus and mal ware made sure sticky and filter keys are off

-- Any keys I push just appears to be put in order on the screen , example: pushing "A" it will instead put 123456789 and then move onto letters , spelling out qwerty.

Asked by Moshy 4 years ago

Last reply by Moshy 4 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

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Capslock wks in IE but not in Firefox; Win7;micros 7000 keyboard.

Have IE11; just downloaded from Mozilla site Firefox; now the caps lock does not work, but it DOES still work in IE11. I have Win 7. This is a Microsoft 7000 keyboard. … (read more)

Have IE11; just downloaded from Mozilla site Firefox; now the caps lock does not work, but it DOES still work in IE11. I have Win 7. This is a Microsoft 7000 keyboard. It worked just fine with a previous version of Firefox. I rebooted and followed all the troubleshooting tips shown on Internet for this problem on firefox but none worked. Cap lock DOES work in Notepad; and in typing emails,etc.; just won't work in Firefox.

Asked by Candiatta 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 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 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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One website causes Firefox Keyboard layout switch to Windows, but a-Z and 1-9 keys disabled.

Have Win7 / Firefox all up to date on a Toshiba Only one website I have ever visited does this. When I logon to my Eventbrite site, the keyboard behaviour changes. I c… (read more)

Have Win7 / Firefox all up to date on a Toshiba

Only one website I have ever visited does this. When I logon to my Eventbrite site, the keyboard behaviour changes. I contacted Eventbrite, they say its not their problem, and to try another Browser. Nope. I'm with Firefox.

When I login to my Eventbrite site, I can't type anything into Notepad, MS Word or Thunderbird. The Fn keys are now Windows 7 keys, not the Toshiba ones. and I can't type anything.

As soon as I close Firefox, the keyboard returns to normal. I can stsart Firefox and visit any website, as normal. When I visit my Eventbrite website, keyboard goes strange again.

Asked by PLML 5 years ago

Last reply by PLML 5 years ago

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Unable to use keyboard input with Firefox but works with everything else.

I am unable to use my keyboard for typing characters on any firefox page including the google search bar. I am able to type without problems on IE, notepad, word etc etc… (read more)

I am unable to use my keyboard for typing characters on any firefox page including the google search bar. I am able to type without problems on IE, notepad, word etc etc.

I have windows 10 installed on my PC and also Win XP on a dual boot - the keyboard functions fine on Firefox with XP. 

I have tried resetting and installing from scratch with no effect and have latest Firefox version. I use Kasperski IS latest version. Any help gratefully received as it’s a pain having to type everything into notepad and the copying & pasting!

The only keys that respond are the backslash and the period on the numeric pad..

Asked by Tunneller2001 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Since upgrading to 46.0.1 i cannot type into the address bar or any fields on websites

On win 7, jh have tried restarting in safe mode. doesn't fix. i am on chrome because can't type in fo firx firefox otherwise i'd add the troubleshooting info. thanks … (read more)

On win 7, jh have tried restarting in safe mode. doesn't fix. i am on chrome because can't type in fo firx firefox otherwise i'd add the troubleshooting info. thanks

Asked by Treadly 5 years ago

Answered by Treadly 5 years ago

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I'm unable to write / type in anything in Firefox as if keyboard is not working. I tried some advises mentioned here but still not working. Using Win 7 64Bit.

I had recently upgraded my Windows 7 Home Basic 32Bit to 64Bit. The Firefox v45.0.2 was also installed but still I am unable to type anything anywhere in the Firefox brow… (read more)

I had recently upgraded my Windows 7 Home Basic 32Bit to 64Bit. The Firefox v45.0.2 was also installed but still I am unable to type anything anywhere in the Firefox browser only even in the earlier versions as well e.g. v43, 45.0.1 etc. The other browsers are working fine. I had installed and uninstalled the Firefox, Reseted / Refreshed the Firefox, checked for my system keyboard as US Keyboard etc. several times but still there is no improvement. What could be the other probable checks and jobs in order to get the Firefox work properly? My Desktop PC has 4gb ddr3 1333Mhz ram, i3 2nd Gen processor and various other softwares installed including, but not limited to, various Security softwares like Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 etc.

Asked by bchatterjee70 5 years ago

Last reply by John99 5 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 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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Keyboard Auto Pop-up Issue (New issue in Version 43)

After updating Firefox to version 43, Firefox now recognizes when text fields are selected and auto pops-up the virtual on-screen keyboard. The issue is that this breaks … (read more)

After updating Firefox to version 43, Firefox now recognizes when text fields are selected and auto pops-up the virtual on-screen keyboard. The issue is that this breaks several websites and heavily interferes with web browsing (since I use a wireless keyboard and mouse with my tablet, having the virtual keyboard pop-up is useless). I'd much rather have the previous behaviour where I choose to have keyboard pop-up when I click on the taskbar button.

Several websites, once visited, have text fields auto-selected which trigger the keyboard to show up. This is very annoying.

How can I disable Firefox from having the on-screen keyboard auto pop-up?

NOTE: This is a NEW ISSUE in the 43rd version of Firefox, I've installed a vanilla copy of Firefox 42 and it does not have this issue. Once I've updated to 43, the issue appears. (Currently running Windows 8.1)

Asked by annamarcey 5 years ago

Answered by Qantas94Heavy 5 years ago

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Keyboard stops working when using Japanese Hiragana input

Whenever I use the Hiragana input method for Japanese (Mac) the keyboard freezes up every other time I try to type. After typing one sentence or phrase in Japanese, I nee… (read more)

Whenever I use the Hiragana input method for Japanese (Mac) the keyboard freezes up every other time I try to type. After typing one sentence or phrase in Japanese, I need to manually switch to another language, then switch back to Japanese to unfreeze the keyboard for use in Firefox. I seems to get stuck when I am offered to choose between homophonous logographs i.e. 用紙 and 要旨, and although the arrow keys work to toggle between different choices, 'enter' nor 'space bar' will register, thus preventing me from naturally exiting the drop down scroll and moving on. This problem only occurs inside Firefox, and only with Japanese Hiragana (Chinese Pinyin works fine ironically). In Safari and other browsers the input method also works fine. Thank you for answering my question.

Asked by houstonphbu 5 years ago

Last reply by alex_mayorga 5 years 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 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox will not register an underscore when typing, it puts a space. This means I cannot enter my email address. The problem is not present in other browsers.

When I try to type an underscore, Firefox inserts a space. This means I cannot enter my email address. The problem is not present in other browsers. I like using Firefox … (read more)

When I try to type an underscore, Firefox inserts a space. This means I cannot enter my email address. The problem is not present in other browsers. I like using Firefox over the Windows 10 browser but this is a game changer, help please.

Asked by OKMS 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago