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Post Posted February 28th, 2006, 7:13 pm

I have Firefox Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060226 Firefox/1.5.0.1.

In certain cases, the ' key will trigger the find bar action. Usually only the / key will trigger this. I'm not sure what's happening to cause this, but it gets annoying when you're filling out a form (ie: email via web).

Anyone see this?

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Post Posted February 28th, 2006, 8:19 pm

You are right, both keys trigger the find bar. The apostrophe triggers "find in links", while the slash (/) will trigger "find in text".

http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/keyboard

If your cursor is in the form, find should not be triggered. I am not sure if there is a way to disable the (') and (/) triggers, but I can poke around a bit and see.
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Post Posted February 28th, 2006, 8:20 pm

Ah, I didn't realize the ' key was involved. It doesn't seem to be consistent... at least, in what I've seen. I'd just assume disable it, as I have had it trigger while filling in forms, and it interferes with emailing, etc.

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Post Posted February 28th, 2006, 8:25 pm

I could not find a way to disable the apostrophe or slash triggers. There may be an extension that will do it. You could permanently delete it, but then you would probably find yourself wishing you hadn't. Anyway, you can learn about deleting it here:
http://www.mozilla.org/access/type-ahead/
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Post Posted March 2nd, 2006, 10:34 am

It's a known bug that it sometimes activates Find in text boxes. For most people it happens fairly rarely, but a few people are afflicted. Sometimes the problem with go away if you switch tabs or windows and then switch back.

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Post Posted March 2nd, 2006, 10:38 pm

For anyone who has consistently upgraded it might remain a problem. I started with .06 and until I did a TOTALLY clean install (only saved my bookmarks) did I find peace with ' and / in text boxes. edit - whoops. It was not in the profile, but residual files in my case.
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Post Posted May 21st, 2006, 3:13 pm

This is still a big problem for me.

For example, when I use any web-based email (such as Google Mail), and I begin to type words that require ' , it brings up a search feature.

ODDLY, it hasn't done that for THIS window - which makes me think there is a link between this and the use of javascript, or perhaps how the text boxes are formatted/configured.

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