I have Firefox 22 installed on a Windows 8 laptop. Most of the time when I type something the 'Quick Find' bar pops up. Is there any way to disable it? I have no extensions installed except for WOT and McAfee.
I am using FireFox 23 on Linux Mint and the same thing happened within the past 4 hours.
Nothing has been updated or installed.
What happens is that any time I try to type a single quote, the Quick Find opens AND focused is forced to there.
This has completely ruined the ability to use firefox - ability to do drop fast pieces of code into a shared doc, use of contractions in sentences, etc. All now rendered useless and inaccessible when using Firefox.
Each of those links report a different bug related directly to this issue. Each bug reported as fixed and Verified for over 5 years.
There are not useful solutions there. The first says to not open windows using a shortcut, which is not related to running the code in linux. It additionally suggests opening then closing a dialog box. The second suggests installing a plugin which remaps the keys.
Despite the fact that I have specifically turned off search, these search bars still show up. The presence of the bugs should point to this being a larger problem, not one "fixed" by remapping to other commonly used keys or by having me be aware that focus has changed after typing a large amount so that I can open and close a dialog.
These solutions are not viable. Remapping keys is not a solution when all keys are possibly necessary. Remapping is not a solution when I specifically turned "search while typing" off in the settings.
I had this problem as well, but I think I discovered a solution.
First go here: Firefox/Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Accessibility: "Search for text when I start typing" Once there, check the box and click OK. Then go back to the same location in options, uncheck the box, and click OK.
That should fix it!