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 Lowell Heddings
Lowell is the founder and CEO of How-To Geek. He’s been running the show since creating the site back in 2006. Over the last decade, Lowell has personally written more than 1000 articles which have been viewed by over 250 million people. Prior to starting How-To Geek, Lowell spent 15 years working in IT doing consulting, cybersecurity, database management, and programming work.
Read Full Bio »

The above article may contain affiliate links, which help support How-To Geek.