All keyboard input ceases to work




11 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: joe.nash.74, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30])



11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_3; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Safari/525.20
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Sometimes and seemingly randomly, some pages (tested mainly on Yahoo! Groups) all keyboard input ceases to work. This means any INPUT field in the HTML, but also any of the other input fields in Firefox (the address bar and search bar). In fact, it's so bad that I've had to report this bug through Safari because Firefox has just stopped taking text input. 

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox
2. Go to Yahoo Groups to approve pending messages
3. Try to type in any input field 
Actual Results:  
 Input fields fail to take any keyboard input

Expected Results:  
Input fields should work.

I am using some Firefox extensions. Could any of these be responsible?

Comment 1

10 years ago
I too have this problem with keyboard input. 

A very easy way to reproduce it is to use Facebook chat. When I try to chat in
Facebook, keyboard input ALWAYS stops responding the moment I receive a
message. The workaround (and a quite annoying one at that) is to click on the
Windows taskbar then back on the chat text input box.

I also had this problem intermittently on, workaround is the
same. Click anything that's not Firefox then click again on text input box.

I am running Windows 7 but I have had this problem since XP SP2 in 2007.

Comment 2

9 years ago
Me too.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; pt-BR; rv: Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8
Windows 2000 SP4 pt-BR
Intel P4
I was using GMail and opened a new tab in the following address:
Then, I wasn't able to type anymore in GMail. Logging out and back in GMail brought the keyboard back to life.

Comment 3

9 years ago
Forgot to mention: it happens not often.
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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