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Firefox shows a blinking "edit" cursor in the body of all websites when I click.

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Firefox shows a blinking "edit" cursor in the body of all websites when I click.

Clicking a button within a webpage puts a blinking text cursor in the body of the site, as if editing a Word document. It's not causing any other problems besides being really annoying and distracting, but it only just started today. I've tried restarting Firefox with add-ons disabled, as well as reinstalling Firefox clean.

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Re: Firefox shows a blinking "edit" cursor in the body of all websites when I click.

In addition to the above:

This is likely caused by switching on caret browsing and you can toggle caret browsing on/off by pressing F7 (Mac: fn + F7).

Note that this is an accessibility feature of Firefox.

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Accessibility: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages"
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Re: Firefox shows a blinking "edit" cursor in the body of all websites when I click.

1. try pressing F7 2. system restore

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Re: Firefox shows a blinking "edit" cursor in the body of all websites when I click.

In addition to the above:

This is likely caused by switching on caret browsing and you can toggle caret browsing on/off by pressing F7 (Mac: fn + F7).

Note that this is an accessibility feature of Firefox.

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