User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20051006 Firefox/1.4.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20051006 Firefox/1.4.1 CTRL+F brings up the search toolbar as normal but trying to type into a textarea every time i pressed the apostrophe key the search box came up at the bottom of the browser. i updated to 1.5 beta 2 and now this particular text area seems to work ok '''' but if i'm not in a text box or textarea it still does it. find-as-you-type is turned off in preferences Reproducible: Always
That's not a bug, it's even documented as a keyboard shortcut in the Help. A while ago, there used to be a problem that find-as-you-type would start when you pressed ' in a textarea, but that has been fixed (bug 310719). ' will start find-as-you-type for link, / will start find-as-you-type for text. The preference item is for starting find-as-you-type without any of these keys.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
This is intended behaviour. Apostrophe outside text boxes brings up the find bar, which then automatically closes if you don't use it. Instead, Ctrl+F will open it, but it will not close automatically. See http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/keyboard INVALID?
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