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My pages stopped scrolling with cursor keys after upgrading to 5.0, the cursor moves WITHIN html documents and "jumps" from frame to frame and character to character within the frame.

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Recently, I noticed that google search pages stopped scrolling. There is an "right arrow" at the beginning of each link. When I press the cursor "up/down" arrow on the keyboard, the cursor jumps from link to link. Also, while on any html webpage, the cursor moves one character at a time (left / right arrow) and one line at a time (up/down arrow) until the end of that frame is reached, it then jumps to the next frame.

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You may have switched on caret browsing.

You can press press F7 (on Mac: fn + F7) to toggle caret browsing on/off.

  • Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Accessibility: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages"

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I have already checked these settings and they are correct. This morning, all webpages skip from top to bottom when the up/down arrow keys are pressed. On my tablet, the same thing happens, but it isn't a problem because I have a rocker scroll button on the mousepad, my laptop doesn't. If I connect a wheel mouse the wheel scrolls correctly. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.