Page Up/ Page Down buttons are not working with web pages?

January 26, 2011 at 5:59 am 2 comments

Meow, friendly humans!

I noticed a lot of you love reading my “Need Bigger Words!!”  articles, and I just found something from another blogger that I think many of you (especially those used to using a keyboard) may have had the unpleasant experience of experiencing (like me).

When I’m reading a long web page, I like to use my Page Up and Page Down buttons on my keyboard to scroll  instead of the mouse (because mice tend to disappear around cats). I’ve noticed that recently those buttons don’t work anymore with my Firefox browser.

It seems with recent versions, Firefox decided for some reason to disable those buttons. But thanks to mcdrummerman’s blog, Noob Nuggetsmcdrummerman found out how to get those buttons working on Firefox again.

Firefox Options window

Firefox's Advanced Option window


  • On the top of the Firefox window, there’s a menu bar.
  • Go to Tools –> Options –> Advanced
  • Select the General Tab.
  • Uncheck Always use cursor keys to navigate within pages“.
  • (This might be a good time to turn on or off other things that’s been bugging you).
  • Click the OK button to save your changes.

What are some of the problems you have using your Internet browser?

-cc, The Computer Cat


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. annbo  |  September 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    you saved my life with this information. thanks a ton!!!xoxo


    • 2. cc  |  September 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      Meow, and thanks for the “sardine”, Annbo!

      If you have any other computer questions, I’ll be so happy to help answer them. –Computer Cat



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