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Offline Richard

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Complaints dept please....
« on: March 11, 2008, 02:28:07 PM »
Help....... whenever I use the single apostrophy key below the @ on this particular computer a search box pops up just above the task bar and then whatever I type goes into it. This does not happen on any other site and makes typing a pain since for things like Ive and Ill theres I am lookng even more illiterate than I am ....

Any ideas???
(That's enough of that. Ed)

Offline Rivers

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 04:01:23 PM »
You're running Linux, yes?

I'd go look at the keyboard setup, sounds like a keyboard macro/mapping/unwanted feature, you should be able to turn it off. Just my first guess.

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 02:29:53 AM »
You need to shovel on more coal...  :)
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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 03:12:03 AM »
Mine did the same last night.  I use windows and firefox.

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 02:23:25 PM »
The apostrophe is a short cut key for "quick search" in Firefox.  Are you saying that if you are in an edit box replying to a message and you type an apostrophe ' ' ' ' (like that) -- that the search pops up?


Offline Slack

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008, 02:32:16 PM »
Looks like some kind of bug in firefox - here is an interesting discussion - you are not alone.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=389071

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008, 02:51:32 PM »
I went into my Firefox browser and have not been able to duplicate the problem--but that's on my machine. Have you tried downloading and installing the most recent version / update of Firefox? From what I can gather, it's Firefox Setup 2.0.0.12.

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 03:01:43 PM »
Richard, I think your problem is that you're a penguin, and penguins can't really type. Face facts.

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 04:36:29 PM »
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single apostrophy key below the @

Richard, is that really a single apostrophe?  Do you also have a single apostrophe paired with a double apostrophe two keys to the left of your L, and does that work without problems?  It really does sound like a keyboard mapping issue.

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008, 05:22:26 PM »
A little more info might help us focus in on the possible source of the problem. Telling us the specifics re: your computer, keyboard, operating system, web browser, etc., will definitely help.

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2008, 07:38:35 PM »
As I learned in Paris at an internet, ah, parlor (? No coffee no nothin') with no other signage besides @ on the street (very hip), Euro keyboards are set up a little differently than stateside. I kept getting punctuation wrong. Check your keyboard library, dj.-G-

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2008, 09:06:00 PM »
This is why a little more info would be helpful. For example, in XP one goes into "Regional and Language Options" and makes the appropriate adjustments. Selection of the appropriate keyboard is one of them.

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Re: Complaints dept please....
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2008, 03:10:27 PM »
Right folks and thanks for all the input but look...........  ' ' ' ' ' '    it works!!!!!

I've upgraded to the latest Firefox and it seems to have cured itself. Maybe I should have done that before posting I suppose  ^-^ but since it only ever happened when on this site and when using this machine I thought something might have been astray. Out of interest, my Linux box is awaiting a new CD drive so I am using this XP thing till it beams down.

Andrew, I think you fancy my penguin...  :P
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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