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Firefox stuck selecting text on Win8 touchscreen laptop

Windows 8 | Acer Aspire V5 touchscreen Open Firefox. (Google is default home.) Type a search phrase, press Enter. List of results displays. Swiping screen ONLY selects displayed text - no scrolling. Nothing turns off Selection mode: not pressing keys or key combinations, switching tabs, or closing & reopening the browser. Open IE10. (Google is default home.) Type a search phrase, press Enter. List of results displays. Swiping screen scrolls as expected.

Here's what I *don't* want: "Try installing <insert name of favorite obscure 3rd-party utility here>."

Already uninstalled and reinstalled, and problem is still 100% repeatable. This is a Firefox issue, and what I'd like is for Firefox to be fixed, not to have to install some 3rd-party workaround. A Firefox patch, an update, a new version - I don't care which. But Firefox is clearly *not* compatible with touchscreen laptops running Win8 right now. As much as I LOATHE IE - and I do - I'll have to use that for now because at least it works with the brand-new, month-old hardware I have. I'm a longtime Firefox loyalist so my disappointment is deeper than it might otherwise be.

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