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#1 gnuguy

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:30 AM

I have short term memory problems. Is there a way to set the password characters to show/display while typing? I'm a hermit so security over my shoulder is not a problem.

And, do the arrow keys not work on moving certain web pages up and down? Do I have a setting checked incorrectly? It works fine on this Bleeping Computer page, but not on either of my bank account pages. I am using Firefox for now til somebody says MS browser is safe again (emet?) I seem to have less response with the arrow keys with Firefox than I had with Internet Explorer. Thanks for reading.... gnuguy

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Edited by Queen-Evie, 03 October 2012 - 10:38 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:16 PM

Since you're using Firefox you can use the Show My Password 2.0 add on. As for IE being 'safe' it's not the browser itself. It's the how the settings within the browser are used, and the person using the browser and their Internet habits. The rumors about one browser being 'safer' than another are vastly over hyped.

Unfortunately I don't have an answer about the arrow keys. I never use them, nor use Firefox so I don't have a point of reference. Hopefully someone else will know.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

To use arrow keys, the focus should be on scrollable page. Some sites are made up in such a way that you have to click on the scrollable part to use arrow keys.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:01 PM

A bit more info on arrow keys and addons that might help.
How do I set firefox to scroll with arrow keys? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support

Click the orange Firefox button, go to Options | Options | Advanced. In the General tab, checkmark "Use Smooth Scrolling".

Also, either of these two add-ons might help: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/yet-another-smooth-scrolling/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/smoothwheel/


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