Internet changing what I type.
February 24, 2012 4:19 AM   Subscribe

Why does my browser change the last two letters of some of the strings I type to "Pr"?

This has happened a few times recently. I'll type a word or phrase into a field and click "Submit" or the equivalent, and when the brower responds it will act as if I typed in an otherwise identical entry with the last two letters changed to "Pr" (capital P, small r). Does anybody here know why this might be happening? Has this happened to anyone else here? Google searching is proving unusually useless.

An example: I tried to create a username on a website, and when entering "myusername" I got back "myusernaPr" as the (now officially registered) username.

This also happened today using two different online text-to-binary converters. It doesn't seem to be specific to any one website.

I'm using Firefox 9.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.5.
posted by Bufo_periglenes to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
do you have any add-ons with firefox? Does it happen in other browsers?

at this point there are too many factors that could cause this... so i'ld experiment with safari, or download chrome and try it... if it happens there, then it isn't just the browser... if only firefox, then i'd check add-on's... externsions, etc... also, i'd check the auto-fill settings, there might be something in there.
posted by fozzie33 at 4:28 AM on February 24, 2012

There's a bug report here, so it looks like you're not alone. No solution though.
posted by xchmp at 4:33 AM on February 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

You might start by upgrading to FF 10.0.2 and see if the problem persists. If that doesn't fix it, back up your profile and make a fresh one.
posted by bcwinters at 4:56 AM on February 24, 2012

Response by poster: It doesn't happen in Chrome; those are the two I use. In Firefox I have NoScript and Adblock Plus; that's it for third-party widgets. NoScript seems to interfere with some things...

Thanks for the suggestions and the link to the bug report.
posted by Bufo_periglenes at 5:16 AM on February 24, 2012

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