Bug report: Cursors appearing next to buttons after clicking on them in v120.0
For whatever reason, I can't find a simple way to file a bug report. Starting 120.0, or maybe in 120.0.1, I've started seeing a cursor appearing next to buttons and other components on web pages that you definitely would not expect to see cursors next to.
It seems that a cursor has started to display when I click on web components even if it's not a text entry field. I've included a screen shot that includes a cursor appearing next to the Refresh button in Gmail, for example.
There's even a cursor appear in the "Browse" button on this very page in the Add Images section.
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Press F7 to toggle Caret Browsing mode.
Wow, thanks! What's weird is that it is enabled on my Macbooks, as well, and I don't ever use the function keys on them for anything. It seems like I accidentally hit F7 on my Windows machine and that setting somehow synced to my other machines, so I was seeing this behavior everywhere.
As you say, hitting F7 disabled it. Problem solved!
You can set this pref to false to disable the F7 shortcut.
- about:config => accessibility.browsewithcaret_shortcut.enabled => false
You can toggle caret browsing off/on by pressing F7 (Mac: fn + F7).
- Settings -> General -> Browsing
remove checkmark: [ ] "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages"
Note that this is a Firefox accessibility feature.