switch off auto-selection of text (or what ever it is called ..)

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Mon Dec 25 11:52:21 UTC 2017


On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 11:28:04AM +0100, robert wrote:
> 
> 
> On 25.12.2017 11:20, Chris Green wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 10:49:45AM +0100, robert wrote:
> > > i have a super annoying problem of which I do not even know how to name it
> > > ..
> > > 
> > > Some times my ubuntu 7.10 (but it was the same with former versions) on a
> > > dell xp15 starts to "autoselect" text.
> > > 
> > > So when I click some where and move the cursor the text gets selected.
> > > 
> > Er, that's the standard way text selection works in Unix/Linux.  Click
> > and move the cursor to select text, then paste with the middle button
> > (button 3).
> no it is not..
> You have (to my understanding) to press the shift key together with the
> mouse move.
> 
Not on any standard 'out of the box' Linux or Unix, you can copy and
paste text without touching the keyboard, that's one of its advantages
to my way of thinking/working.


> My box behaves as if I would have pressed the shift key, which I do not ..
> 
If you have had it set up to require the shift key as well then that's
a customisation you (or someone else) has applied at some point.

-- 
Chris Green



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