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Scroll bar click-and-hold issue

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Recently I have been having a problem with firefox. Sometimes when I click-and-hold on the vertical scroll bar (left-click), drag up or down, then release, the scroll bar does not recognize that I have released the mouse button. Instead the scroll bar cursor remains selected. If I move the mouse pointer up or down when this happens, the web page will scroll up or down as if I were still in click-and-hold. The browser remains in this mode until I left-click again. At that point the the vertical position jumps to some random point on the web page. It does not matter whether I click on the vertical scroll cursor; somewhere else on the vertical scroll bar; or any other random point on the browser. I cannot control what random point the vertical position chooses to go to. This is something that has just started happening within the past few weeks, and I associate it wit the update to firefox 13. How can I fix this issue?

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This issue can be caused by an extension that isn't working properly.

Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).