Scroll lock on 12" powerbook?
February 18, 2006 2:52 PM   Subscribe

Powerbook/OSx/Firefox question. Until today, hitting the space bar scrolls down through a webpage. I love this feature and have come to rely on it. Now, when I hit the spacebar, nothing happens. I've noticed that clicking on the page itself now brings up a flashing text cursor - that never happened before. Plus, arrow keys now just move the cursor up and down. I think this might be because I accidentally toggled scroll lock off, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to turn it back on!

I know that on most macs, F14 is the scroll lock button, but I have a 12" powerbook and only have F1-F12. I can't find anything in system preferences or the powerbook manual about scroll lock. Help!
posted by salad spork to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Options -> Advanced -> Accessibility -> uncheck both "Allow text to be selected with the keyboard" and "Begin finding when you begin typing".
posted by kcm at 2:55 PM on February 18, 2006

Actually, you can leave "Begin finding..." on; a space key won't begin the finding. Otherwise, kcm is spot-on.
posted by orthogonality at 3:14 PM on February 18, 2006

Best answer: You can also toggle 'caret browsing' (which has the effect you describe) on and off with the f7 key.
posted by notbuddha at 3:27 PM on February 18, 2006 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Derr, shoulda just started hitting random F buttons. Thanks!!
posted by salad spork at 3:53 PM on February 18, 2006

Oh, THANK YOU! salad spork and notbuddha! I had the same problem and no idea it was "user error" on my part.
posted by theredpen at 4:04 PM on February 18, 2006

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