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Dale Gray


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Post  Posted 26 Jul 2022 6:38 am    
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As I scroll down in Facebook near the bottom it starts scrolling all by itself. Have to scroll back up and start where it left off. Any clues? Dale.
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Jon Light


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Post  Posted 26 Jul 2022 6:49 am    
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Yep. I've got the exact same thing. I read a friend's description of a fix he tried that "seemed to be working" and it did not appeal to me (over my head). I can't find it now. His situation and mine are with Firefox.
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Howard Parker


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Post  Posted 26 Jul 2022 6:58 am    
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I'll guess you're using Firefox?

A known issue. Nothing you can do until Mozilla figures it out.

The Chrome browser does not appear to be affected.

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Dale Gray


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Post  Posted 26 Jul 2022 7:31 am     Yep-F/F
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Yes using Firefox, will give Chrome a try. Thanks all, Dale.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 27 Jul 2022 9:33 pm    
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I use Firefox as my primary browser and have the Facebook auto-scroll problem too. I was able to restart in Firefox Troubleshooting Mode and that cured the problem. But, it ruined my browsing experience as it disabled all my personalizations. My current version is Fx 103.0

Here are some things I tried that sometimes worked, or didn't work at all.

  • Launched in Troubleshooting Mode (helped)
  • Regular mode. Disabled add-ons one at a time (didn't help)
  • Updated Malwarebytes, then re-enabled its browser plugin (helped for a while)
  • Opened Facebook in Chrome (fixed the problem)
  • Opened Facebook in Edge (fixed as well)
  • Made Chrome my default browser, then opened Firefox
  • Declined to make Firefox my default browser. Closed it for the night.
  • Came upon this discussion late at night. Opened Facebook in Firefox to check it out... (problem is GONE!)

I don't know if the problem was fixed silently. But, I will keep checking it out to see if that's the case. If it's really fixed I will go back to using Firefox as my default browser.
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Howard Parker


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2022 5:30 am    
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I'll confirm that so far, Facebook is performing fine on Firefox this morning.

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Dale Gray


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2022 6:00 am     Thanks
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Will try those. Thanks again.
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Howard Parker


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2022 8:19 am    
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Well..it was fine for several hours and then....

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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2022 8:24 am    
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I couldn't find anything in the release notes regarding the auto-scrolling of Facebook being fixed. But, the problem hasn't returned as of this moment. If it does return I will post again and probably also file a bug report.
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Howard Parker


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2022 8:28 am    
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BTW..Wiz,

In addition to your steps, I also took the step of "refreshing" FF, resetting flags, etc back to the default state while retaining bookmarks.

fwiw

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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 28 Jul 2022 8:36 am    
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I spoke too soon. The problem just returned. Facebook is auto-scrolling as I mouse down the page. It is impossible to read any posts when this happens. Back to Chrome until they fix the problem!
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2022 6:37 am    
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Okay. I disabled all extensions, restarted Firefox, opened Facebook and scrolled all the way down, with no bouncing or hesitation. I then enabled the Malwarebytes Browser Guard add-on and tried Facebook again. So far, no problem. When I activated U-Block Origin the problem returned, intermittently.

It seems to me that some of the recent security improvements are causing extensions, plug-ins and add-ons to cause Facebook to auto-scroll as it loads more posts when you scroll down. The browser alone doesn't appear to cause it without any add-ons active.
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Howard Parker


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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2022 6:42 am    
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It IS better here. Not perfect. FWIW, I swapped Adblock+ with uBlock. No change in behavior.

The Chrome experience is still superior.

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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 29 Jul 2022 7:34 am    
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I've noticed, from day 1, that it only happens when I've scrolled down quite a bit. When I refresh and start at the top again it takes a lot of scrolling to get down to out-of-control territory. It reminds that I used to use "Social Fixer" (I no longer have it installed) and one of its options was more or less "prevent infinite scolling after 50 posts..." Something like that. I never knew what it referred to but right now that sort of sounds like what they were trying to address.
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Post  Posted 29 Jul 2022 8:24 pm    
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Same here. Good to know I thought it was in my equipment. Another reason this Forum is so helpful.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 3 Aug 2022 10:25 am    
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And, it's baaaack. Firefox 100.3.0.1. I scrolled down the page on Facebook and the posts kept on auto-scrolling on their own. I am going to file a bug report.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Post  Posted 3 Aug 2022 10:56 am    
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I have filed a bug report on Bugzilla, regarding the Facebook Autoscrolls problem. Here is the report:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1783046

Feel free to sign up and add your input to my report.
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John McClung


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Olympia WA, USA
Post  Posted 3 Aug 2022 11:24 am    
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I use Safari on Mac High Sierra and don't have those scrolling problems. It also uses less resources than Chrome for sure, probably Firefox, too.
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