Firefox 8 dropped a few days ago. Huzzah! But now I’m seeing a blinking cursor where ever I click: on buttons, in text… everywhere. So how to fix this annoyance?
It turns out there’s a feature called caret browsing, originally developed for debugging, which allows users to navigate the web page with a blinking cursor (the caret) using only the keyboard. The feature was kept for accessibility purposes, and somehow it gets turned on, perhaps by mistake, when new versions of the software are installed.
Not a big deal. Press F7 and it goes away. Press F7 again, and Firefox asks you if you want to turn it back on.
I’ve got this problem this morning, tried the F7 “caret browsing”, nothing changed. Tried to reinstall Flash as it was the latest program updated, still didin’t change anything, need help!
I got the same problem. F7 dont help at all, please help!
U’ll need to d/l and run those 3 programs in this order:
-AdwCleaner ( Xplode ) https://general-changelog-team.fr/outils/289-adwcleaner
-MalwareByte’s Anti-Malware https://www.malwarebytes.org/
And just to be sure, I’ve removed Firefox and reinstalled it…
Probably you’ve installed “webplayer.exe” that’s the source of the problem…
Thanks for the heads up, Wiz. Where does webplayer.exe come from? How do you uninstall it? Does this mean the other 3 apps you listed aren’t strictly necessary?
Thanks – that was driving me nuts!!!
Thanks! with F7 it goes away
THANKS for the soluton!!
I’ve the last version of firefox 24.0, and F7 doesn’t works, this is annoying bugs, I think I’ll downgrade to older version.