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[Solved]Address Bar Text Entry Broken with "Enable advanced keyboard shortcuts" enabled.

  • 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 fails because the "." character cannot be typed as part of an address.

    Attempting to type 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.

  • Hi @broliant, the problem seems to be fixed in the latest Opera developer build - please have a look here, though there's an issue with the VPN feature 😉

  • Hi @l33t4opera,

    Yes - just updated to Opera Developer 41.0.2323.0 and it's fixed the problem for me. Thanks for letting me know!