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How can I disable these blue caret selector things from always popping up

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I'm trying to get rid of these blue selector things. Apologies that I don't know what they're called. They appear at random times and I cannot force them to appear. Just happens randomly it seems when some text is selected.

Can something in the about:config be toggled to disable this?

Thanks.

I'm trying to get rid of these blue selector things. Apologies that I don't know what they're called. They appear at random times and I cannot force them to appear. Just happens randomly it seems when some text is selected. Can something in the about:config be toggled to disable this? Thanks.
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The AccessibleCaret is a pair of raindrop shape handles at both ends of selection highlight, or it is a single handle at the blinking caret in a text area. It assists the user to change the range of the selection highlight or the position of the blinking caret on platforms with touch-event support.

You can look at the layout.accessiblecaret prefs on the about:config page. You can adjust the size and position as the handles are rather large in your screenshot.

I personally like them as you can easily see whether white-space is selected and easily correct errors and position the cursor more precise.

layout.accessiblecaret.enabled = true
layout.accessiblecaret.height  = 12.0
layout.accessiblecaret.hide_carets_for_mouse_input = false
layout.accessiblecaret.margin-left = -6.0
layout.accessiblecaret.width = 12.0

You can easily experiment as changes on about:config are applied immediately when you click OK/Enter.

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The AccessibleCaret is a pair of raindrop shape handles at both ends of selection highlight, or it is a single handle at the blinking caret in a text area. It assists the user to change the range of the selection highlight or the position of the blinking caret on platforms with touch-event support.

You can look at the layout.accessiblecaret prefs on the about:config page. You can adjust the size and position as the handles are rather large in your screenshot.

I personally like them as you can easily see whether white-space is selected and easily correct errors and position the cursor more precise.

layout.accessiblecaret.enabled = true
layout.accessiblecaret.height  = 12.0
layout.accessiblecaret.hide_carets_for_mouse_input = false
layout.accessiblecaret.margin-left = -6.0
layout.accessiblecaret.width = 12.0

You can easily experiment as changes on about:config are applied immediately when you click OK/Enter.

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Exactly what I needed. Thank you for the detailed reply.