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Latest Facebook changes & keyboard navigation

Alex Taylor
I've found that since Facebook updated the user's default page (news feed)
interface this month, navigation in SeaMonkey using the arrow keys or the
mouse wheel is badly broken.  Specifically, pressing Down used to scroll
the page down a line - now, unfortunately, it has the same effect as End,
and jumps directly to the bottom of the page!  Up does the same w.r.t.
Home.

Worse is that, since the mouse wheel is normally mapped to cursor key
actions, attempting to scroll with the mouse wheel also immediately jumps
the page to the top or bottom.  

Basically, it is now impossible to scroll the Facebook page up or down
except by dragging the scrollbar with the mouse.

I'd consider this a Facebook bug, except that I tested on SeaMonkey for
Windows, and I don't see the problem.  It seems specific to Warpzilla.

Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; Warp 4.5; rv:10.0.12) Gecko/20130108 Firefox/10.0.12
SeaMonkey/2.7.2

Anybody else seeing this?  It makes Facebook very hard to use.

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Re: Latest Facebook changes & keyboard navigation

Heikki Kekki
On Thu, 1 Aug 2013 02:00:48 UTC, "Alex Taylor"
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> I've found that since Facebook updated the user's default page (news feed)
> interface this month, navigation in SeaMonkey using the arrow keys or the
> mouse wheel is badly broken.  Specifically, pressing Down used to scroll
> the page down a line - now, unfortunately, it has the same effect as End,
> and jumps directly to the bottom of the page!  Up does the same w.r.t.
> Home.
>
> Worse is that, since the mouse wheel is normally mapped to cursor key
> actions, attempting to scroll with the mouse wheel also immediately jumps
> the page to the top or bottom.  
>
> Basically, it is now impossible to scroll the Facebook page up or down
> except by dragging the scrollbar with the mouse.
>
> I'd consider this a Facebook bug, except that I tested on SeaMonkey for
> Windows, and I don't see the problem.  It seems specific to Warpzilla.
>
> Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; Warp 4.5; rv:10.0.12) Gecko/20130108 Firefox/10.0.12
> SeaMonkey/2.7.2
>
> Anybody else seeing this?  It makes Facebook very hard to use.
 
Here arrow keys and mouse wheel work as they should. It may be profile
issue. With very old profile (originally from Netscape 4.61, I think)
logout, privacy etc. menu was missing. With new profile it works.

Mozilla/5.0 (OS/2; Warp 4.5; rv:10.0.12) Gecko/20130108 Firefox/10.0.12
SeaMonkey/2.7.2

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Re: Latest Facebook changes & keyboard navigation

Alex Taylor
On Thu, 1 Aug 2013 06:16:37 UTC, "Heikki Kekki" <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> > I've found that since Facebook updated the user's default page (news feed)
> > interface this month, navigation in SeaMonkey using the arrow keys or the
> > mouse wheel is badly broken.  Specifically, pressing Down used to scroll
> > the page down a line - now, unfortunately, it has the same effect as End,
> > and jumps directly to the bottom of the page!  Up does the same w.r.t.
> > Home.
> >
> > Basically, it is now impossible to scroll the Facebook page up or down
> > except by dragging the scrollbar with the mouse.
> >
> > Anybody else seeing this?  It makes Facebook very hard to use.
>  
> Here arrow keys and mouse wheel work as they should. It may be profile
> issue. With very old profile (originally from Netscape 4.61, I think)
> logout, privacy etc. menu was missing. With new profile it works.

My profile isn't all that old, maybe a year or two.  In any case, I see the
problem on two different systems (with, perforce, different profiles).  (The
other system is using SeaMonkey 2.1 Gecko/20110721.)

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