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For some reason, Chrome will no longer close my find window when I hit the Escape ⎋ key. Instead, it pulls up some weird kind of autocomplete drop-down. This is incredibly annoying; every time I perform a search, I now need to reach for the mouse immediately afterwards. Anyone know what the problem might be?

  • Installed any Chrome extensions recently? If you create a new Chrome user does the behavior persist? – AllInOne Oct 8 '13 at 1:00
  • I've tried disabling every extension, and the problem still occurs. I'll try with a new user and report back. – Bobby Jack Oct 8 '13 at 13:23
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    I agree this is a annoying. If you ^F to find something, you are left with orange and yellow highlights all over your screen. To make these go away, you have to ^F again to bring focus to the find box, then press ESC. – jordanpg Jul 24 '14 at 19:06
  • Are you focused within the find box? IIRC it never closed with esc unless it had focus – dstarh Dec 29 '16 at 18:40

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