I'd like that to be the answer, because I just had an odd moment. I'm working on some new icons, and I go to shut everything down, when I'm asked if I was to do something in PhotoShop (which was still open), because the text layers were not going to work in vector-based something-or-other...even though I was just closing the program. I then noticed this problem. I shut down and restarted (the Number One Windows Fix), and when everything came up, I had a drop-menu on the left side of my screen, listing every CTRL and Shift-CTRL combination, but no idea what it was connected to, and nothing happened when I clicked on anything in it. Thinking it was the browser (because of the link problem), I uninstalled it and reinstalled, and rebooted again. Browser still has the problem (but only in Hotmail), but the drop-menu is gone, so that's something.
Anyway, fuckin' weird. Anyone else having this Hotmail problem with Firefox?
EDIT: never mind.