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My up and down arrows as well as page up and page down no longer work properly only when using firefox. Page up and down function more like the "home" and "end" keys as do the arrow keys.


Honestly I'm not sure if these began just after I updated FF to the current release, but it's been happening for at least 2 weeks. The arrow keys and page up and page down keys all work as if I'm pressing the 'home' and 'end' keys on my keyboard. This is only when using FF. Please contact me if you need more clarification. Thanks in advance!

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2

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Sounds that you have switched on caret browsing.

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

  • Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Accessibility: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages"

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Well don't I feel silly, that is exactly what I did. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond! Cheers!

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You're welcome

lawson7616 0 solutions 1 answers

thank you, thank you, thank you! That was driving me crazy!