Key mappings jumbled/switched after extended use




13 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Dave Reid, Unassigned)


2.0 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/14)


(1 attachment)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/

Several times, I've had Firefox open for a few hours and at some point my keyboard mappings simply become jumbled around. Trying to type in the location bar, search bar on in any kind of web forms becomes IMPOSSIBLE and extremly frustrating along with using key shortcuts. For example, when I type the letter 'z', it produces a 'w' instead! When I try and use Ctrl-Z to undo, instead Firefox performs Ctrl-W and closes the current tab! This problem only happens in Firefox and not in any other programs like Notepad, Thunderbird, etc. Restarting temporarily solves this very annoying and very frustrating problem. This is reproducable running in Firefox's safe mode, after a clean profile install, and after a fresh system install (I had several other problems that led me to do this).

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use Firefox for a few hours
2. Try to type in the phrase "" in the location bar, search bar, or any web form.
Actual Results:  
The phrase "httpM!!zzz:,owillq:org!firefox" is produced.

Expected Results:  
The phrase "" should have been produced.

I'm using a standard American laptop keyboard, and this also happens on my standard american Logitech full-size keyboard. I've attached a full list of what keyboard mappings get jumbled for reference. Has anyone else experienced this problem or help? This is a major and frustrating bug!

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 214766 [details]
List of jumbled keyboard mappings

Comment 2

12 years ago
Still a problem on Firefox and still reproducable in safe mode. Firefox is the only application where key mappings are jumbled. Bumping to critical and hopefully someone can confirm this bug.
Severity: major → critical
Summary: keyboard mappings jumbled/switched after extended use → Key mappings jumbled/switched after extended use
Reporter, do you still see this problem with the latest Firefox 2? If not, can you please close this bug as WORKSFORME. Thanks!

Also, changing severity from critical, which is used for crashes, hangs, etc.

Severity: critical → major
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/14
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch

Comment 4

11 years ago
Gave reporter adequate time to respond. Resolving incomplete.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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