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Forms act as address bars

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While posting in forums I drag and drop text within that form. An error window pops up stating, "That is not a valid URL." I click ok and move on, thinking it's a bug on their end. Today I did the same thing in another forum. I dragged the word, settings within that field, but this time, a webpage opened up, settings.com and I freaked!! Something is causing all open forms to be treated as if they were address bars. I thought I'd post here first, just in case it's a know bug, but now I'm off to scan my system, just in case it's a bug on my end.

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