[Bug 583122]

Andy Lutomirski 583122 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Feb 1 19:23:18 UTC 2011

I see this bug on Fedora 14 with latest (3.6) packages.  It's not (just)
caused by sleep/hibernate -- I just saw it on a machine that never

Whenever this bug is happening, it reliably causes:
 - Characters I type into the 'Lookup forecast by "City, St"' box at weather.gov
 - Whenever I type one or two characters into the subject field when composing a message in gmail, they get highlighted.  To continue typing without losing those characters, I have to hit the right arrow or otherwise deselect them.
 - The awesomebar isn't awesome.  That is, it just acts like a plain text box and doesn't pop up any hints.

The most recent time it triggered, I fixed it by defocusing Firefox and
then refocusing it.

Restarting Firefox always fixes it for awhile.  I have no idea how to
trigger it in the first place, though.

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  firefox occasionally highlights contents of form fields while typing
  thereby overwriting previously entered keystrokes

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