[Solved]Address Bar Text Entry Broken with "Enable advanced keyboard shortcuts" enabled.
broliant last edited by
Noted this problem occurring for at least the last few weeks but only now found a config item that can be toggled to fix/reinstate the problem.
Problem Description: When attempting to type a URL into the address-bar, various characters are unable to be typed because they've been mapped as short-cuts to features.
Attempting to type www.anything.com fails because the "." character cannot be typed as part of an address.
Attempting to type www.webservice.com/mywebservice?wsdl fails because the "?" character causes the in-page search to appear.
Attempting to type a URL with certain numbers in fails because some numbers have been mapped to changing the zoom level of the current page.
Solution: Go to the address below and ensure that the feature "Enable advanced keyboard shortcuts" is disabled. I did not previously enable this feature so it should probably be disabled by default to avoid this issue.
Additional Info: Currently on Opera Developer 41.x. Tested and confirmed fix while all extensions disabled to prove this was not extension related.
Suggestion: At a minimum, if this is a useful feature in general, adding a check on the advanced keyboard shortcuts to ensure the keyboard focus is not in the address bar would probably be a good starting point.