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control key (ctrl) and scrolling issue

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Control key (ctrl) zooms window, can't copy, paste, etc. using the control key without the window zooming in, this does not happen using other browsers, it started about 1 week ago, possibly after the last firefix upgrade, windows 8

When I scroll down a page, it automatically goes back to the top. Not sure this is related strictly to Firefox.

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Changing the above did nothing for me (restarted my browser to ensure) though updating the following to 1 (let's me still use the mouse wheel to scroll the page) worked like a charm

about:config > mousewheel.with_meta.action > choose any of the following:

0 (disabled) 1 (scroll contents) 2 (go back/forward in your history) 3 (default, zoom in/out)

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hello, holding the ctrl-key while scrolling is the shortcut in firefox to change the zoom level on the page - in case you want to disable that shortcut enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named mousewheel.with_control.action. double-click it and change its value to 0 (=zero).

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UPDATE: I'm still trying to get an answer for a problem with pressing the Command key to start a keyboard maneuver in Firefox Mac Desktop, now updated to 22.0.

I tried the solution that worked for Mattrock in Windows for a scrolling problem, but it doesn't work for this issue, at least not in Mac. I'm not very tech-savvy, but restarting in Safe Mode and testing to see whether it's a plug-in conflict showed that that isn't the problem. (I have very few plug-ins anyway and my Adobe Reader and Flash Player stuff is all up to date.)

The problem is only with Firefox; it doesn't happen in Safari.

The problem occurs erratically. It doesn't occur when I touch the Command key by mistake, only when I'm trying to execute a keyboard maneuver.

If I quit Firefox and restart, the font is its usual size, but this is getting to be a huge aggravation.

Is there a simple solution to this problem, which started happening all of a sudden, after I installed Version 21.0? I just installed 22.0, but I haven't seen anyone else complain about this specific nuisance, so it probably hasn't been addressed in the update and I'm getting tired of having it happen. Would appreciate any helpful information--thanks!


OLD QUESTION: I have a similar problem in Firefox 20 for Mac: I use Command and + or - to zoom in and out. But recently, if I accidentally depress the Command key on my detachable keyboard (not on my laptop), Firefox zooms in repeatedly. Command with + or minus still works as it should, but this is a nuisance. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Changing the above did nothing for me (restarted my browser to ensure) though updating the following to 1 (let's me still use the mouse wheel to scroll the page) worked like a charm

about:config > mousewheel.with_meta.action > choose any of the following:

0 (disabled) 1 (scroll contents) 2 (go back/forward in your history) 3 (default, zoom in/out)