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Caret browsing is not working.

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I'm using caret browsing on other computers with a synced account. So the Add-Ons are the same. But on my laptop its not working.

I resetted firefox. I reinstalled it. Still not working.

Any ideas?

I'm using caret browsing on other computers with a synced account. So the Add-Ons are the same. But on my laptop its not working. I resetted firefox. I reinstalled it. Still not working. Any ideas?

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In what way is caret browsing not working ?

  • Options/Preferences -> General -> Browsing -> Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages
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When i load a new page, the cursor isn't appearing and the arrow keys scroll instead of moving the cursor.

I can make the cursor appear by clicking with the mouse inside the window and then i can move it, but i want to avoid using the mouse...

Modified by Bab

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Hello Bab,

Would you press the F7 Key on your keyboard please ?

Any difference ?

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No difference.

If i press it two times, the caret browsing msg popup opens. (first time it disables it)

In enabled state i can place the cursor with my mouse, if i disable it, the cursor disappears.

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Apparantly you had caret browsing enabled.

I don't use caret browsing, nor do I use (have or want) a mouse ; I move the cursor using my touchpad ....

What happens when you use your touchpad ?

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Would you do this please :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter. (ignore the warning)

Type in the search bar caret and check out the preference
there and their values.

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Touchpad is the same as with the mouse...

I don't know these settings, would you consider them normal? And wouldn't they be synchronized over the machines, where caret browsing works? ( I will check the settings myself on the other machines later )

I tried to change some of them, but no difference.

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Bab said

Touchpad is the same as with the mouse...

We can rule out the mouse then ....

I don't know these settings, would you consider them normal?

They look alright to me, but in all honesty ; I'm not an expert ....

As I'm out of ideas, I hope that someone else will come to your rescue.

(sorry .... I had my hopes set on the F7 key)

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Thank you anyways!

Maybe someone else has another idea or else i have to deal with it.

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Bab said

Maybe someone else has another idea or else i have to deal with it.

I'm sure that someone else will know what's going on here and how to fix it !

Just one more thing I would like you to try :

Disable your add-ons and see if that will make a difference (I know that you're using the same add-ons on your other devices).

I would start with "Vimium", and if that's not it, then "uBlock Origin".

(worth a try - just in case .... )

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Can you focus the web page area when you press the F6 key once or twice (this is a toggle between the browsing area and the location bar) ?

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I've removed the extensions, no change.

F6 switches between the location bar and selecting the whole browsing area ( a dotted rectangle around the whole browsing area ).