switch off auto-selection of text (or what ever it is called ..)
robert at redcor.ch
Tue Dec 26 08:52:57 UTC 2017
On 25.12.2017 12:36, Owen Thomas wrote:
> This has happened to be before too.
> I think Robert is describing a situation where he clicks the mouse
> somewhere, and then, after releasing the mouse button, he moves the
> mouse cursor, by moving his mouse, elsewhere. He frustratingly
> observes all text in the application where he clicked to the place in
> nearest proximity to where the moved the cursor to has been highlighted.
> I have had this problem too, and I believe it is because I have
> accidentally enabled some assisted typing facility. I don't know how
> to stop it, but thankfully it hasn't happened to me in a while.
> I don't know how to fix it, but it could be a hardware thing? What
> type of hardware have you got Robert?
> On 25 December 2017 at 21:52, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net
> <mailto:gheskett at shentel.net>> wrote:
> On Monday 25 December 2017 05:28:04 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
> > > button (button 3).
> > no it is not..
> > You have (to my understanding) to press the shift key together with
> > the mouse move.
> > My box behaves as if I would have pressed the shift key, which I do
> > not ..
> > robert
> Thats how its supposed to work _IF_ you do not release the left mouse
> button before you move the mouse. Note the IF above. You may have
> a bad
> mouse, quite a few of the later mice use the flex of the plastic
> anchoring hinge as a spring, which IMNSHO is NOT near enough up
> pressure. I tend to pry the top covers off and take a hot air rework
> stations wand and heat the hinge, bending it up about 1/8" to make
> the darned thing will release when I lift my finger. Let it cool and
> > >> Very annoying.
> > >>
> > >> No idea what triggers this.
> > >
> > > It's normal, it's the way it 'should' work (if I'm understanding
> > > your description correctly).
> > >
> > > What do you want to happen when you click and move? If you want
> > > 'click and drag' then that works too if you click on an 'object'.
> > > It's down to what you click on.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett
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