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Is there a way to disable on-page search in Firefox?

What I mean, is that Firefox has a behavior that when your cursor is not in some active text area, or input it searches for a word within page.

I find this very annoying, I am more used to search text on the page with shortcut CTRL + f on demand.

Looked through about:config , but couldn't find anything aproporiate.

firefox-esr   52.3.0esr-1~deb8u2 on Devuan x64
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In your Preferences->Advanced->General, uncheck "Search for text when you start typing".

Alternatively, in about:config, set accessibility.typeaheadfind to false.

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