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

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Tue Dec 26 08:58:28 UTC 2017


On 26 December 2017 at 08:52, robert <robert at redcor.ch> wrote:
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> On 25.12.2017 12:36, Owen Thomas wrote:
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> 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.
>
> exactly
>
>
> 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?
>
> dell xps15

Have you tried a different mouse yet?  From your description of the
problem it could be a sticking mouse button.

Colin



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