Cannot type into text input fields in Chrome and Firefox browsers

If you are not able to type into text input fields in Chrome or Firefox, then this article will help you to fix the problem. This problem may happen in any browser, but most of the people have encountered this issue in either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Sometimes it can be just a glitch that you can fix by restarting the browser – or, you can get this problem if your keyboard is not working correctly. However, if the problem remains even after checking these things, these following suggestions are for you.

Cannot type into text fields in Chrome & Firefox

If you cannot type into text input fields in Chrome or Firefox – like address bar, search bar, etc., then try these suggestions:

  1. Disable Hardware Acceleration
  2. Disable IDM Integration Module extension/add-on
  3. Re-register concerned DLL files
  4. Run System File Checker

1] Disable Hardware Acceleration

Cannot type into text fields in Google Chrome and Firefox

Your browser sometimes uses this functionality to perform a specific job or execute a command. However, this hardware acceleration may create some problems like this one. If so, you can disable hardware acceleration and check if it resolves your issue or not. This article will let you know how to disable hardware acceleration in Chrome and Firefox.

2] Disable IDM Integration Module extension/add-on

Cannot type into text input fields in Chrome and Firefox browsers

IDM of Internet Download Manager is one of the most popular download managers out there. If you have installed the desktop software, you might have also downloaded the browser extension called IDM Integration Module. Although it helps you integrate your browser downloads with the desktop software, it may create problems as well.

If you have recently installed that extension and following that, your browser has started showing issues like these, you should disable this browser extension/add-on. In Chrome, you can go to More tools > Extensions. In Firefox, you can click the Open menu button and select Add-ons. Then, switch to the Extensions section. Here you should find the IDM Integration Module extension/add-on. You need to use the toggle button to disable it.

3] Re-register concerned DLL files

You need to re-register three DLL files:

  1. mshtmled.dll
  2. mshtml.dll
  3. jscript.dll.

This post will show you how to re-register DLL files.

4] Run System File Checker

System File Checker is a command line tool that you can use on Windows 10/8/7. It lets you scan for corrupted system files and restore them automatically. Run System File Checker and see if that helps you.

All the best!

Related read: Can’t type in Windows 10 apps, Search Box, Dialogue Boxes, Cortana, etc.

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