abrowser and icecat arrow keys enumerate links instead of scrolling the page.

Category:bug report

I cannot figure out how to change this behaviour. It appears to be specific to running on trisquel as this is not the behaviour on other platforms/distros.

This is not Caret Mode as many people may think.

Pressing up/down arrow operates similar to pressing tab/shift+tab in that it enumerates links. This is particularly annoying when you are most of the way down a page and press down arrow to scroll a few more lines and instead it jumps to the top of the page where the first link appears.

Repo steps:
1) Open a long page in abrowser
2) Press down arrow

The page will scroll to the first link on the page (usually the top).

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 19:49

I can't replicate this. Can you give an example of a page where this occurs?

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 20:49

Well, there is no page where it doesn't occur in my experience so let's say, DuckDuckGo search results for instance.

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 09:11

DuckDuckGo's JavaScript is what causes it to behave that way. With JavaScript disabled, arrow keys scroll normally for me. Unless this occurs on DuckDuckGo for you while JS is disabled, can you provide an example where the arrow keys are supposed to scroll?

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:08

It does happen on DuckDuckGo with JS disabled. For that matter it also happens on this page right now. I can probably send a video if needed.

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 20:48

Feel welcome to delete this comment if the video isn't needed.

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