Navigating in browser, arrows - sorry don't know how to describe it! Watch

bubbles50
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ok so this has happened before and it always drives me crazy and i am finally trying to find out how to turn it off

I don't know what everything is called or I would google it, so this post may not make a lot of sense but I'll try!

So when a webpage is open if I press the down arrow it would normally scroll as if I were using a mouse wheel. However now if I press the left/right/up/down arrows then [that flashing line, the | ] is on the screen and moves around as it does in a word processor.

How can I get it to go back to scrolling?
I'm guessing it's some keyboard short cut I keep accidentally activating! On a laptop it gets annoying to keep having to use the touchpad to scroll lol

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What browser are you using?
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(Original post by bubbles50)
firefox, sorry meant to say :s
Can you actually edit the pages? (typing, deleting etc)
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(Original post by bubbles50)
firefox, sorry meant to say :s
Ok, try

In Firefox Preferences,
click Advanced,
click the General tab,
in the Accessibility section uncheck "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages".
Check "use smoothing scrolling".

Edit: btw, the | is called a cursor (yes, same name as the mouse icon)
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just press F7
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It's called caret browsing, BTW.
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