Preventing Firefox searches

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Mon Jul 11 00:00:10 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-07-10 at 11:43 +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
> When hitting "/", or "'" in firefox it starts a page search. This is a
> nice little feature, except that it also starts a page search when one
> of the keys is hit in a text box. How do I turn it off all together?
> /M
This never happened to me!  But try this solution:

Type "about:config" in the address text-bar and hit Enter.  Type
"accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart" in the "Filter" text-bar and
wait for a second or so.  You should find the first item to be
"accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart".  Change it's value to false
(double clicking on it will cycle through it's values).


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