Keyboard not working in Firefox, how to fix it?

Windows 10 users reported that their computer keyboard isn't working in Chrome, but it seems this issue is not related only to Chrome. Other internet browsers have this problem also, and now we are going to show you just how to fix problems with computer keyboard in Firefox.

Solution 1 -- Use Windows Key + Shift shortcut

Dell notebook owners noted that their keyboard isn't working in Firefox, and according to them, the difficulty was due to pressing Windows Key + Fn buttons. According to them, you can easily resolve this problem by utilizing Windows Key + Left Shift shortcut. After using this shortcut your computer keyboard should begin working in Firefox again.

Users reported that a different keyboard shortcut can be used to resolve this issue, and based on them, pressing Windows Key + F9 couple times can fix the issues with your computer keyboard in Firefox. We do not know whether this keyboard shortcut works, but you are free to try it.

Solution 2 -- Eliminate the add-ons

Many internet browsers support add-ons which extend their core performance, but occasionally add-ons can cause specific issues. Users reported that they had problems with their keyboard at Firefox, however they were able to mend them by disabling the add-ons. To do that, follow these steps:

  • Open Firefox and click the Menu button in the upper right corner. Choose Add-ons from the menu.
  • Visit Extensions tab, locate the extension that you want to disable and click on the Disable button next to it. Repeat this step for all extensions that are installed.
  • After disabling all extensions, restart Firefox and assess whether the problem was solved.

Solution 3 -- Assess your antivirus software

Antivirus software can sometimes interfere with your software, and it can even cause your computer keyboard to quit working in Firefox. According to users, the cause of this dilemma is Kaspersky antivirus and its Safe Money attribute. After scrutinizing the Safe Money feature in Kaspersky, the keyboard began working again in Firefox.

Bear in mind that almost any anti virus tool may interfere with Firefox, so make sure you temporarily disable all third-party antivirus programs that you have installed. If that does not fix the issue, temporarily remove your antivirus program and check if this fixes the situation.

Option 4 -- Press the Windows Key

Users reported that you can bypass this problem by pressing on the Windows Key in your keyboard. If this doesn't function, press the Windows Key and wait for a couple of seconds. After your keyboard should start operating in Firefox. Remember this is just a workaround, and you'll have to use it every time this issue arises.

Solution 5 -- Reinstall Firefox

If refreshing Firefox did not correct the problem, you might have to reinstall it entirely. To do that, first uninstall Firefox in the PC. You can do that by visiting the Settings app > System > Apps & attributes tab. Select Firefox from the list and click the Uninstall button.

Once you uninstall Firefox, restart your PC. When your computer restarts, download the most recent version of Firefox and install it.
Keyboard that's not working in Firefox is a huge issue, but you can generally resolve this problem by disabling the problematic extensions or by sterile Firefox. If those solutions do not work, feel free to try any other alternative from this article.