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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Tue Dec 26 10:17:43 UTC 2017


On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 10:07:07AM +0100, robert wrote:
> 
> 
> On 26.12.2017 09:58, Colin Law wrote:
> > On 26 December 2017 at 08:52, robert <robert at redcor.ch> wrote:
> > > 
> > > 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.
> > > 
> > > 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
> it only happens using the touch-pad
> and the touch-pad is probably not defective, as rebooting (probably logging
> out as well) always helps
> 
It isn't another symptom of the bug I reported a few months ago on my
Lenovo Thinkpad is it?  The bug I had was that the mouse pointer would
go permanently into one mode (text I-beam) all over the screen and
wouldn't change windows or anything.  The only fix I could find was to
log out and back in (restart would also work of course).

In my case on the Thinkpad I found that turning off the IBM TrackPoint
and leaving only the touchpad in operation fixed the problem.  Now,
since I upgraded to Xubuntu 17.04 the problem seems to have been
fixed. I'm running 17.10 now and it still seems OK (with both
TrackPoint and TouchPad enabled).

-- 
Chris Green



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