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#1 dosematic

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:32 PM

while running firefox, when i'm searching, or doing any kind of typing, really, this annoying little bar pops up down at the bottom of me screen. it's some kind of search tool or something. i dunno, i'm not sure exactly what it is, really. anyway, what's the name of the process, and can i terminate it?
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:38 PM

It thinks you're searching for things. and it can be easily closed bt the little X on the left side
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:43 PM

It opens when you tell Firefox to "Find" something on a web page.
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:53 PM

Typing outside a textbox will do this as well
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:46 PM

okay, these are things that are obviously true, but they don't help me.

clicking the little red x does nothing to prevent the bar from returning on the very next keystroke.

typing anywhere brings up this bar, be it in a text box or not.

the bar seems to have no preference as to whether i'm searching or not. it plagues me on spades table chat just as much as it does using a search engine or anything else.

this is recent. firefox has always treated me well enough until this issue became an issue. i wonder if a good deed might bail me out, or if it's ex-girlfriend sabotage or maybe a change in me diet might hit the spot. i should stop eating kittens anyway.

so, i'm gonna learn all i can about firefox here in the next few minutes. some help would be awesome, if anyone can gimme a little. anyone who helps me out with useful information gets at least two good jokes. okay, two jokes. they may be horrible.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:48 PM

Well, i don't know about that, because it never did this to me. best to uninstall Firefox and reinstall it I think
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:03 PM

go to the "advanced tab" in options. there are two selections that might relate to your problem. One is begin finding when typing. Is it unchecked?

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:15 PM

If the function buddy215 mentioned, is unchecked, could you provide a Screenshot of the problem?
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:23 PM

find was the word. i looked right at that thing twice and missed it. in my defense, i have a horrible cold and played a show this weekend.

aight, jokes....
how do you turn a duck into a soul singer? put him in the oven til his Bill Whithers

what do you call an epileptic cow? beef jerky

what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an agnostic and a dyslexic? someone who stays awake nights wondering if there's a dog

thanks to buddy for helping me across the street

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:30 PM

OK, I will admit it. I had to read that last joke more than once. I am still laughing. Glad your problem is solved.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:31 PM

sdit: nvm, I thought he was still asking for it

Edited by DemonSui, 20 November 2006 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 07:43 AM

murderation!!!

after a couple of nice, friendly days, the firefox find bar is back.

the find when typing option is disabled in firefox.

i will provide a screenshot at the next availability.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:03 AM

OK, there was another option next to the one you unchecked--"allow text to be selected with keyboard". uncheck that one.
If that don't fix it I would reinstall Firefox.
I would first try reinstalling without deleting your profile. Just use the Add/Remove program.
I would like to know if you were using Firefox 2.0.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:21 AM

hey buddy,
i was using v 1.5.8
i updated and made sure both the options you recommended go unhecked are unchecked, and now i guess time will tell.
thanks for the advice.

happy thanksgiving,
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 11:04 AM

Did you update to 2.0?




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