I am stumped by a strange phenomenon I observe for the first time in the consoles: I cannot type a minus sign "-" anymore. If I do, the cursor simply stays where it is. So, after typing "a=2-1" the display will show "a=21".
It's not a keyboard issue; the minus key works fine. Also the consoles only refuse keyboard entry of the "-". I can still type a line containing a minus sign elsewhere on my desktop and copy/paste it into the console.
This issue affects ALL consoles: Python, MySQL, and Bash.
I don't know if this is relevant, but a few days ago I started to get Windows error messages whenever I tried to initialize new consoles in Firefox, This concerned a supposedly bad install of the Apple Quicktime plugin. These messages would pop open 4 times every time I would start a new console. After that, everything would work. Still, it was annoying, so I reinstalled the latest version of the Quicktime plugin, 7.7.2. This took care of the error messages, But that also seems to coincide with the time that I started to notice this issue. I am running Firefox 15.0.
Does anyone else notice this, or have a solution?