In some website, when I have to enter my e-mail address, I have to use the AltGr key to print the at symbol. The problem is, on some websites, when I push on AltGr, it selects all the content of the field. Therefore, when I push on @, all my text is deleted and replace by the at symbol.

It's really annoying because I have to use copy-paste tip or start by the at when I enter my e-mail address.

How can I solve this problem?

  • I have exact the same issue! – Adam Nov 9 '17 at 22:38
  • I created a bug report just now: bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1416046 – Adam Nov 9 '17 at 23:42
  • Thanks but it's weird, it doesn't happen in every website. I can't reproduce it in every case. – Pierre Nov 10 '17 at 17:52
  • Can you tell me a website where you can't reproduce it? It happens to me always, aslong as I enter the field with tab key. – Adam Nov 10 '17 at 17:56
  • It's weird because I guess this issue is solved on my computer. When I wrote this question, I had this problem on this website : edumoov.com/users/register Now, it works well. What happen to you if you try to reproduce it on this website? – Pierre Nov 11 '17 at 10:08

The permanent Workaround is to select input method "None" in system option ▸ languages ▸ Keyboard Input system.

This does not have a negative impact if you don't need interactive keyboard input like it is necessary for chinese and other scripts.

Source: longstanding unity bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/1484157

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  • It doesn't work. – Pierre Sep 10 '18 at 17:28
  • Perfect, worked for me! I had an issue where when entering the @ symbol in the Thunderbird email address input field (AltGr+Q on a German keyboard), the entire field's contents were selected, thus removing everything else in the field after the next key press. Note that you have to logout+login (or reboot) to make the fix work. – sigalor May 20 at 8:11

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