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Spacebar not spacing in Bing Search Engine Box -- scrolling through trending news instead - CB3-431

ClassicMovieFanClassicMovieFan Posts: 1Member Newbie
edited September 8 in Chromebooks
All specs for the Acer Chromebook are below.

Suddenly the spacebar while in BING SEARCH scrolls through the trending news instead of inserting a space.
The only thing I "changed" today was to add a BROTHER app to print.  It works fine.
If I knew what happened I would fix it.

Here is exactly what happens:  

Open a tab.  By default home page is Bing search. (Microsoft gives away points which turns into real money for using Bing.)
Bing homepage has the usual search box and (if turned to on) a series of small boxes which have trending news -- one can scroll through the boxes and click on news one wants to read.

I start to type in the search box.   As soon as I start typing, the screen gets a dark, transparent overlay.  As soon as I hit the spacebar, the view becomes the first trending item on the Bing search homepage, each successive touch of the spacebar and the next trending news item highlights, spacebar, next trending news item, spacebar, next one, etc.

I tried turning CB off/on, setting an external keyboard -- can't get it to work -- reset a bunch of other settings.  No help.

I've been searching for answers for over three hours.  HELP!! 

Thanks.

Jeanne

SPECS and INFO:

Chromebook

Purchase Date 4/19/19 Amazon Treasure Truck

$199 plus tax = 223.40

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Specs:   Open Browser
Type:  chrome://system

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CB3-431-C9W7 Sparkly Silver. P/N NX G C77AA.003

SNID *****

S/N. *****

Acer Chromebook 14

Intel Celeron N3160, Quad-Core Processor (Up to 2.24GHz)

14"   Full HD. (1920 x 1080) Widescreen IPS LED-backlit display

4GB   LPDDR3 SDRAM Memory & 16GB eMMC

802.11ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2/4GHz and 5GHz)

3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery (3950 mAh), Up to 12 Hour Battery Life

Aluminum Chassis

Google Chrome Operating System

As of 5/10/19. Ver 74.0.3729.125   Official Build. 64-bit

Settings About Chrome Update OS etc.

Protective Sleeve

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Warranty Info   MFG Date: 09/04/18

15NO-G10C3PB


Edited by,
Acer-Harvey as there was personal information provided. 

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