Page Up, Page Down, Home & End Not Working in Firefox?

If your Firefox give no respond when you click the Page Up, Page Down, Home or End button, you might have activated caret browsing. You might also notice that there will be a blinking text cursor when you click on a passage or text on a website.

You might have accidentally activated the caret browsing without noticing it and started scolding when those buttons won’t work.

Caret Browsing - Firefox

To solve the problem, just simply press on the F7 key.

#caret browsing#Mozilla#Web Browser

Comments

  1. Jake - January 20, 2009 @ 7:46 am

    WOW.. thanks, i couldn’t figure out what i had done. lol

    • Vincent - January 20, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

      No problem, glad that it helped.

  2. Bob - February 7, 2009 @ 1:44 am

    yeah I did it too by accident and it was TOTALLY buggin. thanks.

  3. Dinos - March 7, 2009 @ 11:25 am

    Good Hint.

    Any ideas how to get back the menu bar?
    That is the “File Edit View … ” line.
    Curious thing is that when I open a new window I do get the menu back but not in the current window.

  4. Agn0stic - June 8, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    Thanks! I had figured some sites were Firefox Hostile, but in checking against some other broswers, the pgup pgdn keys did work. So, In googling, your post came up to the top.

    I give you Thanks!

    (you too google guys.)

  5. Huguette E. - June 27, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

    Thank you! I hated not being able to use those keys!

  6. Brent Fisher - July 16, 2009 @ 10:36 am

    I was having the same problem….I thought it was a software bug. Thanks. I’m glad to have my scrolling back again without having to go to the touchpad ang go all the way over to the tiny down arrow on the scroll bar. I rate this as Very Helpful.

  7. roozta - August 15, 2009 @ 4:44 am

    Cool, thanks, this was driving me nuts!

  8. erin - September 23, 2009 @ 3:41 am

    god bless you sir.

  9. sara - October 4, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

    I have had this problem for about 2/3 months – just found this solution AFTER ihad unistalled Firefox and then re-installed it LOL!

    THANK YOOOOOOOU!!!!

  10. Jocko - October 16, 2009 @ 8:11 am

    Thank you. Why didn’t I google tat sooner. Duh. Seriously though, Thank you.

  11. Siarhei Kuryka - November 1, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

    Thank you a lot! It really helped!

  12. dumbass - November 12, 2009 @ 1:51 am

    what a relief…..

    thanks for the info

  13. Jay - February 12, 2010 @ 10:04 am

    I love you, thanks.

  14. Marc - February 26, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    thanks! That really made my day 🙂

  15. john@aol.com - April 5, 2010 @ 4:13 am

    i love you too thanks

  16. Guy - April 6, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

    IT’S FIXED!

  17. elbunepol - April 11, 2010 @ 3:53 am

    gracias lo estaba buscando desde hase mucho… gracias de nuevo

  18. Matay - April 20, 2010 @ 3:40 am

    Doesn’t work. I turn on/off caret = no difference at all.

    • jnell - March 17, 2012 @ 12:25 am

      @Matay, Didn’t work for me either…and it’s really making me angry!

  19. Rachel - April 24, 2010 @ 1:36 am

    Yay I LOVE YOU 🙂 🙂

  20. Michael - May 9, 2010 @ 9:14 am

    OMG! SO THATS y!

  21. John Luke - May 24, 2010 @ 2:03 am

    Thanks a lot. My gratitude is ineffable

  22. angry guy - June 11, 2010 @ 3:58 am

    THAAAAAAANKS A LOT.
    like it was said before, My gratitude is ineffable!

  23. ec - June 14, 2010 @ 2:29 am

    YAY! The solution that keeps on giving. Thank you!

  24. mrs giggles - July 12, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

    Thanks so much, been so annoying these silly buttons weren’t working, I now remember pressing all the ‘F’ buttons a few weeks ago when incredibly bored!!!

    I love you too now x

  25. Ellen Million - July 19, 2010 @ 12:58 am

    Thank you SO much! My cat (Velcro) took a nap on my keyboard, and when I returned, these buttons weren’t working, and neither was ‘Find’. This fixed both problems, thank you!

  26. Craig - August 11, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    Thanks! I was ready to throw it out the window.

  27. YAY YAY - August 16, 2010 @ 8:55 am

    YAYAYAYAYAYAY THANK YOU SO EFFING MUCH THAT WAS DRIVING ME NUTS!!!!!!!!!

  28. Margaret - September 14, 2010 @ 12:49 am

    OMG Thank You…I was losing my mind trying to figure out what was wrong….One simple key thank you.

  29. Vesela - October 12, 2010 @ 5:28 am

    Thank you so much!!!! So simple and easy,but sooooo helpful,when you didn’t know! =)

  30. Niclas - October 28, 2010 @ 3:36 am

    Karma +1 for you sir!

  31. Alexander Nielsen - November 15, 2010 @ 12:08 am

    son of a bitch! THANK YOU, that has been bugging the HELL out of me and I couldn’t figure out what started it in the first place

  32. Maria - November 24, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

    absolute legend!!! THANKING U HEAPZZZ!!! awesome stuff.. it only eitha took me straite to top of page or to bottom. had no idea y it wsnt workn outa nowhere.

    once again, many thanks 2 u!
    VERY helpful/useful into! =)

  33. Gunther - November 27, 2010 @ 5:29 am

    Kudos to you kind sir. My day just gained 2 happy points.

  34. Lisa - December 18, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU….what a pain this has been for SO long and the fix was this easy. You are a lifesaver!

  35. Mex - December 21, 2010 @ 11:07 pm


    F7 *Click*


    Page Dn *Click*
    ..

    AWESOME!!!!!!

  36. Dasher - December 24, 2010 @ 8:49 am

    cat jumped on the keyboard… suddenly couldn’t browse…. THANK YOU!!!!!

  37. heny - January 22, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    holy cow it worked. some other guy was telling you to write a script or some crap. short and simple, much thanks

  38. buck - February 4, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    that’s AWESOME thank you !

  39. onion - February 4, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    oh my god this has been driving me crazy. not just the page up/down not working, but that goddammed blinking cursor on webpages.
    thanks so much!

  40. onion - February 4, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    someone should survey how often these problems are caused by keyboard cats.

  41. milspec - February 6, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    Thanks almost got a new keyboard!

  42. Sameer - March 16, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    Dude,

    Big Thanks 🙂

  43. mary - March 28, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    Thanks for the fix. I couldn’t figure out what had happened and this was driving me crazy.

  44. Chicago Nick - April 27, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    Thanks for that info. That’s been bugging me for a while, comes and goes and never payed much attention to it lately

  45. Panacea Jim - May 6, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    Thanks your the greatest been looking for a fix for this for quite a while now

    Thanks again

  46. bob - June 2, 2011 @ 1:47 am

    Wow ! 18+ months without these buttons, only a F7 to do ! What newbie I am ! Thanks a lot !

  47. Petar Marchev - July 15, 2011 @ 5:05 am

    Thanks!!

  48. Tim - August 13, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    Hmm.
    I just loaded a new version of Flash this morning, now even the down arrow does not work, F7 or no F7.
    If I can’t fix it I will have to move to Chrome os Safari.
    It has only been hapening since the upgrade which made the mail navigation bar stay at the top of the screen.
    Tim.

  49. tarandeep - October 8, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    hey plz tell me …
    i have a problem of pageup page down button as i upgrade mozilla firefox to 8.0
    its not working properly..
    arrow keys up n down also working not correctly..
    plz reply….

  50. gaurav - October 16, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    thanks.

  51. harry - December 17, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    Jeeez – thanks man, awesome.

    Most helpful site on this topic in the net.

    Kind regards from germany!

  52. Christine - January 1, 2012 @ 4:43 am

    Oh Wow! Thank-you SO MUCH!! Have had this problem for months now and it’s been driving me crazy. Happy 2012 🙂

  53. moshi - January 7, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Google search threw up this page and I’m very grateful, thx. Problem solved!

  54. Kara - January 14, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Thanks so much! My kids were messing with my laptop and I could not figure out why those keys weren’t working. 🙂 All better now!

  55. Joe - February 5, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    OMG! This has been bugging me for 3 weeks! I finally googled it and the first result was yours, and was correct!! Thank you so much for making my week! :p

  56. Pats4949 - February 18, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Hello my friends i had same problem my Mozilla Firefox stop working for the last week i updated Firefox 10 i search web found this one you have to upgrade to Aurora 12 thot i installed the browser i lost everything, it loaded all same stuff is favorites from Mozilla Firefox i save, that i had load 2 pages i save and was back to normal works great. Just go here this fixes ever thing for you.

    http://www.softpedia.com/progDownl […] -5787.html

  57. Jay - February 20, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    Thanks for providing the resolution. I have had this problem for the last few weeks, and I had thought that an auto update to the latest version of Firefox caused this. I even looked into Mozilla’s List of Known Issues and almost started to report this bug.

    Good thing I googled my page up/down problem and this was the first link.

  58. Jimi - February 20, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    Oh man thank you very much!!!!

  59. Allan - March 14, 2012 @ 2:58 am

    Thanks. Up and Down arrows were behaving like Home and End keys, and driving me nuts. The F7 key was the answer. Now I’ll have to remember 7 and 11. F7 to get in and out of caret browsing and F11 to get in and out of full screen mode (another black hole I fell into recently)

  60. joan - April 4, 2012 @ 12:46 am

    Thanks!

  61. Ross - May 2, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Thank you!

  62. Eva - May 24, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    Thank you! My kids love playing on my computer, so they must have done this while I was out of the room…. I thought something was wrong with the latest edition of FF… I can breathe again now. 🙂

  63. Aubrey - June 2, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    THANK YOU!! This has been making me crazy.

  64. sreeharsha - December 28, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Great thanks. I can quickly get rid of the confusions. Probably its my kid who turned this on 🙂

  65. Mercedes - October 15, 2017 @ 8:19 am

    Thank you so much for this great piece of advice. Good work.

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