I saw that shortcut, but I don't think that's the problem. On my keyboard, the F4 is relatively out of reach. But it makes me wonder if I inadvertently made some kind of other shortcut on the keyboard that's triggering it. I know it happens when I use shift + a letter to start a sentence or fill in a form, but I haven't paid attention to what the letter is. I need to figure out if I can clear any existing shortcuts and see if that clears it up.
I am having the same problem, likely triggered from a recent upgrade to Firefox. Every time I hit the SHIFT key to author anything, it opens the scratchpad. Very annoying. I don't want to disable Java completely...so how can this feature be disabled entirely? Everything I've found tells you how to access it (ie, SHIFT+F4) but not how to UNDO it.
Various Web Developer tools each have their own pref on the about:config page to enable or disable them.
You can search for devtools via the Search bar at the top of the about:config page.
You can set the Boolean pref devtools.scratchpad.enabled to false on the about:config page to disable the Scratchpad.
I changed the 'enabled' to the following:
And it is still happening.
Any more ideas? Thanks for trying!
You have been so patient and helpful, so thank you.
Unfortunately, it is already on the default theme (13.0.1)
I took the liberty of resetting my Firefox to default settings and it still isn't removing this annoying scratchpad! It's stuck like glue.
I am hoping to get this fixed so thanks for being so patient while I try each of your suggestions.
I'm not seeing the Scratchpad in the menu after disabling the pref and closing and restarting Firefox and the Shift+F4 shortcut doesn't work as well.
Strange. I am wondering if it isn't even attached to Firefox then? It's still present. I have definitely restored to default, changed the preferences to devtools to false, restarted, etc. This is such a pain.