Recently my laptop started exhibiting an annoying problem in Firefox, namely that the page up and page down keys stopped working, and the cursor up/down arrows performed like home/end instead of scrolling. i.e. they went straight to the very top or bottom of the page.

After verifying that the problem didn't happen in Internet Explorer, I finally tracked down the problem to something called "caret browsing" being turned on in Firefox.  This is a mode I'd never heard of, used for accessibilty on web pages. Basically, it allows the user to jump between links on a page.  To disable it all that was needed was to press the F7 key - such a simple solution to something that had been bugging me for two days!

Written by Celerity Design, on December 19, 2007

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Reply #253 on : Mon January 05, 2009, 15:48:07
Thanks so much for posting that - this problem has been bugging me for weeks and I have just solved it after reading that! Cheers!
Tom Croucher
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Reply #252 on : Fri August 14, 2009, 12:50:30
This problem has been bugging me for months, and such a easy solution! Thank you so much!
Mysterious Stranger
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Re: Firefox scrolling problem
Reply #251 on : Fri April 09, 2010, 16:44:03
thank you thank you
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Reply #250 on : Thu July 22, 2010, 05:47:58
Thank you. Never would've figured it out by myself. Really appreciate the advise.

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