Sorry about that if I miss interpreted the comment. Anyhow, here is a simple enough solution, in my opinion, that does not require any coding- just a tad bit of knowledge of the part of the user.
In FireFox, Chrome, Safari, and most web browsers, there are two keyboard shortcuts to jump to the top and bottom of webpages.
The HOME KEY which literally is on many keyboards with the word "home" on it. If you press that button while actively on a web browser's page, it will take you to the top of the web page which will get you to the "buttons on the left" easily enough without the hassle of scrolling.
The END KEY which is right beneath the HOME KEY, in most cases, will take you to the very end of a web page.
If you are using a compressed keyboard (e.g. like a wireless keyboard), try these key combinations:
fn + left key = Home
fn + right key = End
fn + up key = Page Up
fn + down key = Page Down
Ta-da! I hope this solves the issue! Or at the very least, I hope it was relatively useful!
P.S. Here's a little more:
Beside the HOME and END Keys are the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN Keys which do just that.
P.P.S. Actually answering the question: No, the "buttons on the left" do not hover or float on the web page, as far I can tell.
P.P.P.S. Here the link to the Beta Main Forum Page
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