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Blue search boxes hide text

For the last two days search boxes on every website is blue when I use Firefox. Google’s search box is blued out completely and I cannot see what I am typing in the search box. None of this happens when I use Internet Explorer. Please fix!

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I did a uninstall earlier and a new install (same thing).. did it again but went back a few versions (same thing).. just did a uninstall again but went in to program files and deleted the whole firefox folder after the uninstall.. then did a new install.. It seems fine now... Before you do this just remember to back up bookmarks!

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I downgraded to Firefox 5 and now there are NO blue shadings in any website's user entry boxes and I can see what I'm typing into the Google search box. I won't upgrade again to Firefox 6 for a month or so until the bugs are worked out of it.

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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I had this problem as well, it may NOT be a firefox issue. If you use a nortons product called "constant guard" the problem is actually the "anti-keystroke" setting. It's something worth looking into.

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See also these threads about "Keystroke protection" in Comcast Constant Guard: