I guess this is the place for this question. My sister was having a problem with the apostrophe key Everytime she types the apostrophe key while on the internet (she uses Firefox) it opens the search window at the bottom of the page. Since I know a more about computers than her she asked me if I knew what was causing it to do that. I didn't know, but I figured it was kind of combo of the Alt, CTRL, keys or something like that. So after trying different combinations I actually got my computer to do the same thing. Problem is, I don't know what I did to make the search open when you hit apostrophe so I don't know how to undo it. Anybody know the problem?
Are you sure this is abnormal? The search box opens for me when I hit the apostrophe key too. I've always thought it was a built in feature on Firefox. Of course, if I'm typing in a search box (or on the W), then it doesn't turn on. It's just a quicker way of typing CTRL-F.
It is normal for the Find to open when you hit the apostrophe when you are reading text or something, but when you are typing like on a message board or sending mail the apostrophe key should type the apostrophe, otherwise you can never use any apostrophes.
Firefox always opens the search bar for me if I hit any key without putting my cursor on a text box first.
For example, if I'm on CNN.com reading something & I accidentally hit any of the letters or numbers on my keyboard, it opens up the search bar & allows me to finish typing whatever word Firefex thinks I'm looking for.
Originally posted by Roy.Are you sure this is abnormal? The search box opens for me when I hit the apostrophe key too. I've always thought it was a built in feature on Firefox. Of course, if I'm typing in a search box (or on the W), then it doesn't turn on. It's just a quicker way of typing CTRL-F.
Actually, on Firefox CTRL-G works to the same purpose, for some reason.
Guess they wanted to make sure you could search a page?
Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and bring up task manager. From there, go to File and choose New Task (Run). Type in Explorer.exe and see if that brings up your desktop. Explorer may just have crashed on the reboot. This happens sometimes.