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The blinking "|". In my computer, it appears even out of input boxes, so I can't scroll down internet pages normally anymore. I have to wait until it goes to the bottom of the page for the scrolling to start and then when I want to scroll up, I have to wait it goes from the bottom back to the top. What is going on?

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they call it "the cursor" ;-) – fretje Jan 4 '10 at 14:20

In Firefox and IE, press F7 to toggle this.

The behaviour you are describing is "caret browsing".

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