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my cursor moves left on it's own when trying to type in email, password, title boxes etc, making it impossible

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When trying to type text into email, title, address and search boxes etc. my cursor moves to the left on its own, making it impossible to input text. I can't select any text either. Only happening in firefox not chrome or ie, have i got a virus or something similar? Any help appreciated.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/24.0.1312.52 Safari/537.17

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iamjayakumars
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Try the Firefox Safe Mode to see how it works there. The Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.

(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)

  • You can open the Firefox 4.0+ Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you use the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or use the Help menu item and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.

Don't select anything right now, just use "'Start in Safe Mode" To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before using the Firefox shortcut (without the Shift key) to open it again. If it is good in the Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one.

Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.

Question owner

Thanks for the reply. Tried the above without success, so deleted and re-installed firefox, working now.

cor-el
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In the past this issue has been reported as being caused by a Java applet that run in another tab.