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    Mac Browser Problem

    It seems like there are a few Mac people around here so I thought I'd try my question.

    A few months ago, I started having problems with Safari. Long story short, whenever I hit the space bar the window scrolls all the way to the bottom of the screen and if I hit delete it goes back to the previous page. Obviously this makes web browsing difficult.

    So I downloaded firefox, but now when I try to type things in the address bar nothing happens. It's like it's locked and I can't delete or type anything in the bar. It displays the address of the site I'm currently viewing but I have to navigate through bookmarks or doing the search in the google search button in the upper right.

    Does anybody know what the heck is going on here? I'd really like to return to full use of one of these two browsers. I prefer safari but I just cannot stand trying to browse with it right now. I've tried deleting the programs and reinstalling them but they do the same things once loaded again. I'm half tempted to just completely uninstall and reinstall OSX.




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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    The answer is simple.

    Steve Jobs hates firefox


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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    In Safair, the space bar and delete keys are shortcuts for the actions you're describing, but they're only supposed to do that when you're not using a text box. Are you saying it's doing that even while you're typing something in Safari?

    I don't use Firefox much so I'm afraid I'm not much help there.




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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    In Safair, the space bar and delete keys are shortcuts for the actions you're describing, but they're only supposed to do that when you're not using a text box. Are you saying it's doing that even while you're typing something in Safari?
    Yes, that is what's happening.




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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    Is the problem that you're using a mac?


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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Yes, that is what's happening.
    Does it happen all the time or only at certain websites?




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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    There is no problem with Apple products, as they are infallible - unlike their PC brethren. If you continue to air your false accusations and petty grievances in a public forum, you will be... dealt with. *cracks knuckles*



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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    i use a mac, and i use firefox. safari was to quirky in the past. i have never had a problem. i would try to download firefox again. what os are u in?



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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Does it happen all the time or only at certain websites?
    All the time. I can type in the address bar but on any website anywhere it happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by ss View Post
    i use a mac, and i use firefox. safari was to quirky in the past. i have never had a problem. i would try to download firefox again. what os are u in?
    I'm in Tiger. I'll probably try Firefox tonight when I get home just to see if it works.




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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    ACTION SHORTCUT
    Select the Google search field Command (⌘)-Option-F
    Scroll up, down, left, or right Arrow keys
    Scroll in larger increments Press Option while you press an arrow key
    Scroll down a screen Page Down key/Space bar
    Scroll up a screen Page Up key/Shift–Space bar


    This is a very small list of commands.



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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Is the problem that you're using a mac?

    +1,000



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    Re: Mac Browser Problem

    i actually have firefox on all the macs around here, about 12 of them. they have diff os and no problems. i would suggest to dump your old firefox and download a new version and install. sorry, know i pretty much said that already just didnt know if u tried it.
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