I have keyboard shortcuts enabled for the standard Gmail web interface. I consider myself a search box power user and use it to search emails with long commands. However, both in Chrome and Firefox on Mac OS, while using the search bar in Gmail, I often experience mid-typing jump from search box to activating keyboard shortcuts.
I suspect this is because the focus somehow switches out of the search box. It is super annoying, since I accidentally archive, mute, start replying to an email, start adding a new task, or start a new email. I type at an above average speed, so by the time I notice this mode switch, I have already sent many keystrokes in.
Is this a common problem, and is there a solution? Any suggestions as to how to track the cause of this problem down?