M1 MacBook Air 11.2.1 and Safari 14.0.3

Created at: 2021-03-31 14:15:07
Questioner General

Try typing "video" into the search bar and as soon as you hit the letter "d" it deletes everything. Any other word with the letter "d" is fine?



Answer #1:

By: Dusty Miller

Try typing "video" into the search bar and as soon as you hit the letter "d" it deletes everything. Any other word with the letter "d" is fine?



Answer #2:

By: Chet Gerlach IV

Hello tomthetoad,



Good evening tomthetoad,



Welcome to the Apple Support Communities!



It sounds like you are having an issue with the letter "d" when typing "video" in the search bar in Safari 14.0.3 on your M1 MacBook Air.



Does restarting your Mac help? Log out, sleep, wake, restart, or shut down your Mac



Try starting in safe mode as well - Start up your Mac in safe mode - macOS User Guide.



In Safari, try searching in a private window. In the menu bar, click File > New Private Window.



And finally, test this behavior in a new user account - Set up users, guests, and groups on Mac - macOS User Guide



If the issue persists, please reply back to this thread and we'll do our best to help you!



Cheers!

Answer #3:

By: Brandyn Goyette

Restarting the Mac does not make any difference.

Safari search in a private window solves the problem but it persists normal mode.



Answer #4:

By: Ms. Raquel Waters

Hello tomthetoad,



Thank you for reaching getting back to us, and we'll be happy to help in any way we can. Were you also able to test this behavior in a new user account or safe mode? You can find the steps for these in the following links:



Set up users, guests, and groups on Mac

How to use safe mode on your Mac



This can help us understand if the issue is user specific.



If you've completed those steps already and this does not help, you may need to reinstall macOS. While this should not affect your data if you do not erase the drive beforehand, it's a good idea to make a backup before doing steps like this:



How to back up your Mac

How to reinstall macOS



Cheers!