elisa elisa - 2 years ago 95
Javascript Question

Prevent automatic search in Firefox using JavaScript

I would like to use JavaScript to disable Firefox's automatic search function (a search box appears on a keypress outside an input area, even without explicitly calling Ctrl+F).

I can use

// other code

But this disables the default action for all keypresses, like Ctrl+T to open a new tab.

Is there a way to disable the search function selectively?

Answer Source

You could just prevent the Firefox' search box with the key presses you want to have in your webpage. All others would still open the search box - which might be even a nice feature.

E.g. if you are expecting input in the number keys 1 - 4 you could use:

$(window).keypress(function(e) {
  var keycode = (e.keyCode ? e.keyCode : e.which);
  // Prevent default for keys 1, 2, 3, 4
  if (keycode === 49 || keycode === 50 || keycode === 51 || keycode === 52) {
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