Fix Firefox Not Scrolling with Up/Down Arrow Keys or Home/End Keys

By Lowell Heddings on April 12th, 2010

If you’ve encountered a problem where your Firefox installation no longer scrolls when you use the up or down arrow keys, and even the Home or End keys don’t work anymore, there’s an easy fix.

When this problem happens, you’ll notice that moving the arrow keys around just moves the cursor around the page. Annoying!


The problem is because you tripped the Caret Browsing feature at some point, and accidentally hit Yes.


To fix this, you can just hit the F7 key again. Or, if you want to do it the about:config way, filter by accessibility.browsewithcaret and make sure it’s set to false.


Remember, you can double-click on any boolean value to toggle between true and false.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/12/10
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