Text cursor always appears where text editing isn't possible

RESOLVED FIXED

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RESOLVED FIXED
9 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: kennywill07, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.5 Branch
All
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.5) Gecko/20091102 Firefox/3.5.5 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Whenever I use firefox and click anywhere on a webpage, a blinking text editing cursor appears as if I'm viewing the page in a Word document. The text isn't edited, but when I try to press the down-arrow to scroll down, the cursor just moves down to the line under it (still, as if the web page were a word document); needless to say, the scrolling is difficult and annoying. Pressing page down is mostly useless; on most pages, the page snaps back to wherever the cursor is whenever I press PgDn.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Opened FireFox browser.
2. Clicked anywhere on the webpage
3. Blinking cursor is permanently shown on that page; scrolling is more difficult
Actual Results:  
The same thing happened.

Expected Results:  
When a blank space on a page is clicked, the blinking line normally doesn't show up. The page should normally scroll easily and not behave like Notepad or a Word document.
You accidentally switched on caret browsing I think. Press f7 to switch off and on.
Version: unspecified → 3.5 Branch
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Comment 2

9 years ago
Yup, it was caret browsing. Thanks!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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