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My cursor isn't working on Firefox so I can't scroll down - I must manually hold vertical bar to move page - I've already tried troubleshooting - helped temporarily, but still problem now - cursor otherwise works on other servers

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My cursor isn't working on Firefox so I can't scroll down - I must manually hold vertical bar to move page - I've already tried troubleshooting - helped temporarily, but still problem now - cursor otherwise works on other servers

My cursor isn't working on Firefox, so I can't scroll down - I must manually hold the vertical bar to move page.

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Re: My cursor isn't working on Firefox so I can't scroll down - I must manually hold vertical bar to move page - I've already tried troubleshooting - helped temporarily, but still problem now - cursor otherwise works on other servers

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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Re: My cursor isn't working on Firefox so I can't scroll down - I must manually hold vertical bar to move page - I've already tried troubleshooting - helped temporarily, but still problem now - cursor otherwise works on other servers

I've tried but not working scrolling.

New User

Re: My cursor isn't working on Firefox so I can't scroll down - I must manually hold vertical bar to move page - I've already tried troubleshooting - helped temporarily, but still problem now - cursor otherwise works on other servers

I have had this nagging problem several times. Each time more frustrating than the last. PDF's. If you have a .pdf page open in Firefox (as often happens when looking at brochures and whatnot from websites) the mousepad side scroll function will not work. Plugging in an external usb device works just fine, making the situation that much more aggravating. Simply close any windows or tabs from Firefox that are displaying .pdf's, and the blood pressure "should" return to normal values. If your blood pressure doesn't return to a satisfactory value, see your family doctor. He'll probably ensure your continued trust in Firefox is still better than any experience with explor.er.

New User

Re: My cursor isn't working on Firefox so I can't scroll down - I must manually hold vertical bar to move page - I've already tried troubleshooting - helped temporarily, but still problem now - cursor otherwise works on other servers

See below statement concerning .pdf's

New User

Re: My cursor isn't working on Firefox so I can't scroll down - I must manually hold vertical bar to move page - I've already tried troubleshooting - helped temporarily, but still problem now - cursor otherwise works on other servers

F7 works perfectly ! Thank you, great advice !

New User

Re: My cursor isn't working on Firefox so I can't scroll down - I must manually hold vertical bar to move page - I've already tried troubleshooting - helped temporarily, but still problem now - cursor otherwise works on other servers

Thank you ! F7 did the trick !