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my cursor blinks on all web sites

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the cursor in firefox blinks on and off in the application

win vista

Chosen solution

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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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

after latest update

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.2"
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_33 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Picasa plugin
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1

More Information

FireChemist 5 solutions 53 answers

Hi gdmatrix!

Can you download the latest version of Firefox and see if this still happens?

If that doesn't help, try running Firefox in safe-mode.

  • Firefox -> Help -> Restart with add-ons disabled

If it works in safe-mode, that means one of your Add-on Extensions is causing the problem, which will require disabling them all, and then re-enabling them one by one to isolate the problem.

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

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"

Question owner

Thank you for your help. That could of very well have happened in some frantic pecking.

Thanks again