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Blinking Cursor in Firefox – Accessibility Caret Browsing

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 By Nikhil

In Firefox… sometimes you might have noticed that  the cursor starts blinking on the screen. It might happen when you click on any element on the page , a division or an image etc. This Blinking Cursor in the browser window is actually an ACCESSIBILITY Feature of FireFox called ‘caret browsing’. This features  allows/enables  users to select text on the page with the keyboard ( Which we normally tend to do with the use of our mouse).

Well! if you donot want this feature … simple press “F7” to toggle it to false  and vice-versa ( if you want it ON).  You could also  type “about:config” in the address bar (type in “caret” in the filter box) and simply double click to change the option “accessibility.browsewithcaret” from “true” (turn caret browsing ON) to “false” ( turn caret browsing OFF)


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CSS hack: Javascript, CSS, HTML for Firefox only

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 By Nikhil

Many a times we feel the need to write browser specfic hacks (though it is not a good practice, we UI developers have to resort to such evils until the great Browsers Wars comes to a truce). Earlier , I had mentioned in this article For your IEs Only, how to write a CSS snippet that would be visible to IE browsers < IE7 only.

Yesterday, I had a case, where I wanted to write some FireFox specific CSS snippets. Well! I am not sure if there is a CSS code for this but there is a HTML. THERE IS A CATCH THOUGH, this piece of HTML doesnot pass HTML validation. But , anywaz! If you are stuck badly or as such, have no-regards for validation (sometime we have to be cruel), you could use the following to declare a link to a FF only stylesheet or even just code the CSS within this block. The code is

<comment> Put your FireFox only HTML/CSS/Scripts here </comment>

e.g.
    <comment>
         <style>
             /* Styles for FF only  */
             fieldset{border:1px solid #dddddd;}
          </style>
     </comment>

I”m happy for the moment …


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