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In computing, caret navigation is a kind of keyboard navigation where a caret (also known as text cursor, text insertion cursor, or text selection cursor) is used to navigate within a text document. It is a fundamental feature for applications that deal with text, for example text editors, word processors and desktop publishing programs. This kind of navigation is also supported by some web browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, where it is referred to as caret browsing. This can be contrasted to using a mouse to point to links, using tabs to go from link to link or editing the BIOS options. In this kind of text cursor navigation mode, a blinking cursor appears over the text, the user can then move over the text by using the arrow navigation keys.


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