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Firefox skipping ahead 5-10 seconds on videos

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Hi,

I was using Firefox to watch movies on Netflix/Amazon Prime and YouTube and since yesterday, the browser randomly skips ahead 10 seconds when I'm watching the video. It happened throughout the videos and it was a little cumbersome having to go back every time it happened.

I would like to point out that I deleted the cache and restarted the browser, making sure it's the updated version. This has never happened before.

Any help/brainstorming ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Some players will skip ahead or back when you press the right or left arrow key, and there might also be a mouse or touchpad gesture for it. Just wondering whether a ghost (or more likely a mechanical glitch) might be triggering that somehow.

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jscher2000 said

Some players will skip ahead or back when you press the right or left arrow key, and there might also be a mouse or touchpad gesture for it. Just wondering whether a ghost (or more likely a mechanical glitch) might be triggering that somehow.

Yeah, I didn’t use any gestures or keys when the glitch occurred. That’s what’s baffling to me. Would using them via screen sharing apps like Zoom cause any third party app issues?

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That's an interesting question, I have not tested that. I don't think the screen recorder could trigger any player controls.

Firefox does have system media key integration for audio volume, and play/pause, but I don't think there is integration for other player controls, at least not on Windows.

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Did you try to reboot ?

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jscher2000 said

That's an interesting question, I have not tested that. I don't think the screen recorder could trigger any player controls. Firefox does have system media key integration for audio volume, and play/pause, but I don't think there is integration for other player controls, at least not on Windows.

I’m on Mac. I was just watching the videos, I didn’t have to play or pause anything. And no one else had controls of my screen to do it.

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