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No apostrophes!

Post: #130052 the.fee.fairy
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:20 pm

Help!

Suddenly my computer has decided that whenever i put an apostrophe in, its going to open up a little search box at the bottom...
Im running firefox.

Anyone know how to fix this irritating problem?

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Post: #130069 StripyPixieSocks
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:21 pm

I used to get that alot, I just found closing and re-opening Firefox fixed the problem.

Have you got the latest version of Firefox? I don't seem to have had that problem for a while and maybe it was something they fixed in a later version?

Just had a quick lookie and found this for you fee: http://www.liamdelahunty.com/tips/firef ... he_bug.php

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Post: #130127 hedgewitch
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:20 am

Try hitting F3 - should get rid of it.
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Post: #130129 ina
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:23 am

That's a secret war of the anti-apostrophe lobby against all of us who still use the things.. :angryfire:
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Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:26 am

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Post: #130230 the.fee.fairy
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:26 am

has it work'd

yeay! It has!

I pressed F3...
It's amazing how you can't think of a sentence involving apostrophes when you need one...

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Post: #130238 ina
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:08 am

the.fee.fairy wrote:It's amazing how you can't think of a sentence involving apostrophes when you need one...


Other folk's aren't so fussy - they just spread apostrophe's around indiscriminately... :wink:
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Post: #130267 MKG
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:24 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: #140031 elfcurry
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:34 am

ina wrote:
the.fee.fairy wrote:It's amazing how you can't think of a sentence involving apostrophes when you need one...


Other folk's aren't so fussy - they just spread apostrophe's around indiscriminately... :wink:


What? Three times as many as there should be? You'll wear it out. :tongue:

I've definitely had this odd behaviour with apostrophes (I think that's right!) but not in recent times and I can't remember how I got rid of it. Maybe I'm using a more recent version of Firefox (or Ubuntu) now.


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