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If I am on a long web page, and click the down arrow on my keyboard, it shoots the page to the bottom. If I hit the Up arrow, it shoots straight to the top. WHY?

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I want to scroll down a page, but if I use the keyboard arrows to scroll, it just jumps straight down to the foot of a page. Often 'Home' won't take me to the top, but the Up arrow goes straight up. It happens on all web sites.

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You may 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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Does the issue still occur if you start Firefox in Safe Mode? http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode

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You may 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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Hi. I didn't try it in Safemode, however the 'Claret' was exactly my symptoms, even down to the cursor flashing within pages.

Somehow I hit F7 by mistake. Not exactly sure what purpose that setting s provides, but hey ho, switching it off is great.

Thank you.