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how do I banish the blue circle with the magnifying glass inside it?

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Too often when I click on a site, up comes some ad instead.

Firefox is indeed slow to scroll down

Too often when I click on a site, up comes some ad instead. Firefox is indeed slow to scroll down

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You can disable auto-scrolling.

  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Advanced > General: Browsing: "Use autoscrolling"
You can disable auto-scrolling. *Firefox/Tools > Options > Advanced > General: Browsing: "Use autoscrolling"