For the past several days, I've noticed that Safari's down arrow behavior has changed.
When I read a web page, I typically use VO+right arrow to read each paragraph (or web page element). If the paragraph contains complex material, I have always used up or down arrow keys to read through the current paragraph one line at a time.
But the arrow key behavior changed a few weeks ago. Since that change, if I'm in the middle of an article and want to read a paragraph one line at a time, and I hit down arrow to do that, VoiceOver focus jumps to the top of the web page. I hear the first web page element, not the first line of the current paragraph. Worse, I've now lost my place in the article.
If I hit up arrow, I hear the "thunk" noise and focus stays where it is. It feels like some kind of weird quick nav behavior, but I verified quick nav is off.
Is anyone else seeing this? Is there an explanation for this new broken behavior?
I'm on MacOS 10.15.6 and my Safari version is 14.0 (15610.1.28.1.9, 15610).