selection disappear

user1 bqz69 at
Sat Aug 27 11:43:18 UTC 2011

On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:50:08 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:

> On 26/08/11 17:33, user1 wrote:
>> On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:25:34 +0000, user1 wrote:
>>> On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 06:12:18 -0500, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
>>>> On 08/15/2011 12:00 PM, user1 wrote:
>>>>> I am using ubuntu maverick 10.10.
>>>>> When I make a selection using the mouse og keyboard in e.g. leafpad,
>>>>> notes and pan the selection disappear immediately. I have tried to
>>>>> reboot, but the problem is still there? when i make a selection in
>>>>> icecat everything looks fine.
>>>> Sounds like a classic stuck key to me, make sure everything is clean.
>>>> I could be wrong though.
>>> The problem is still there whether I use the left mouse marker or the
>>> shift+arrow keys?
>> It is the blue marking of the selection which disappear, not the very
>> selection??
> How old is your mouse (and/or keyboard/mouse combo)? When was the last
> time you took it apart and (PROPERLY) cleaned it out, and then applied
> something like CRC-26 to the switches/contact points?
> Some years ago I bought a 5-1 Creative speaker system which, after only
> a few weeks, suddenly stopped producing sound whenever I used the volume
> control. I took the control unit apart, sprayed the interior with CRC-26
> and the whole thing has now worked perfectly for 6 years.

I just tried anothe mouse, same problem.
I am using a HP Laptop, a couple of years old.

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