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Whenever I click on any text, a cursor appears like I'm editing it in word or docs, but I can't actually change anything.

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This applies to any element of a web page that can't be interacted with. It doesn't break anything, but it's kind of annoying. A quick fix would be fine.

This applies to any element of a web page that can't be interacted with. It doesn't break anything, but it's kind of annoying. A quick fix would be fine.

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You may have switched on caret browsing.

You can toggle caret browsing off/on by pressing F7 (Mac: fn + F7).

  • Options/Preferences -> General: Browsing
    remove checkmark: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages"

Note that this is a Firefox accessibility feature.

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You may have switched on caret browsing.

You can toggle caret browsing off/on by pressing F7 (Mac: fn + F7).

  • Options/Preferences -> General: Browsing
    remove checkmark: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages"

Note that this is a Firefox accessibility feature.

You may have switched on caret browsing. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/accessibility.browsewithcaret You can toggle caret browsing off/on by pressing F7 (Mac: fn + F7). *Options/Preferences -> General: Browsing<br>remove checkmark: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages" Note that this is a Firefox accessibility feature. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/accessibility-features-firefox-make-firefox-and-we
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cor-el said

You may have switched on caret browsing. You can toggle caret browsing off/on by pressing F7 (Mac: fn + F7).
  • Options/Preferences -> General: Browsing
    remove checkmark: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages"
Note that this is a Firefox accessibility feature.

this fixed it, thanks!

''cor-el [[#answer-1223042|said]]'' <blockquote> You may have switched on caret browsing. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/accessibility.browsewithcaret You can toggle caret browsing off/on by pressing F7 (Mac: fn + F7). *Options/Preferences -> General: Browsing<br>remove checkmark: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages" Note that this is a Firefox accessibility feature. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/accessibility-features-firefox-make-firefox-and-we </blockquote> this fixed it, thanks!
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