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I was typing something in Chrome and all of a sudden, the text reversed. It was now typing Right-to-Left like Arabic instead of Left-to-Right. I tried elsewhere and it was fine. It only affected that particular textbox. After refreshing, everything was normal.

I think I might have hit some keys accidentally. Any idea how this happened and what I can do next time?

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marked as duplicate by Oliver Salzburg Sep 14 '12 at 12:45

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The right-to-left editing mode must've been activated by a keyboard short-shortcut. In Chrome, it's Ctrl + Left Shift and in Firefox it's Ctrl+Shift+X.

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