[Bug 1660636] [NEW] ^F does not open search (and other broken keys)

Thom thommot at gmx.co.uk
Tue Jan 31 14:40:35 UTC 2017

Public bug reported:

Since latest firefox upgrade, ^F (ctrl+F) no longer opens search.
Instead, it scrolls to next tab. The edit meny still shows that ^F
should search as one would expect.

In text boxes ^F however does work correctly, and advances one
characters (unlike ^N, which seems to have been completely stolen, see

As I'm writing this, it also appears that shift+arrows no longer select
text in text boxes, only move the cursor, so something is horribly wrong
with the keybindings.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: firefox 51.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-53.74-generic 4.4.30
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.5
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC1:  tuomov     2148 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0:  tuomov     2148 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20170125172221
Channel: Unavailable
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Jan 31 11:54:36 2017
Extensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
ForcedLayersAccel: False
IncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
 default via dev br0 dev br0  proto kernel  scope link  src dev wlan0  proto kernel  scope link  src
Locales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Plugins: Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
PrefSources: prefs.js
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=51.0.1/20170125172221 (In use)
 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
 	Soft blocked: no
 	Hard blocked: no
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
Themes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-11-08 (83 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 07/16/2015
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: L04 v02.22
dmi.board.asset.tag: 1019155
dmi.board.name: 1825
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 1019155
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrL04v02.22:bd07/16/2015:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPEliteDesk800G1DM:pvr:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn1825:rvr:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 DM
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug xenial

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