switch off auto-selection of text (or what ever it is called ..)
peter at silmaril.ie
Tue Dec 26 13:31:25 UTC 2017
On 26/12/17 08:52, robert 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.
>> 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
I have the identical problem...on my XPS 15, and AFAICS its the touchpad
(I'm also curious to know — in another thread, I suggest — how you got
Ubuntu installed at all, as none of the flavours will boot from the USB
for me — they all hang on the fourth coloured dot while the Ubuntu logo
is on-screen during bootup, apparently because the video driver is
mismatched. I found that Mint doesn't do this, and it detects *and*
installs *and* fixes the NVidia driver problems *and* correctly updates
grub, which no other distro would do on this laptop).
The XPS 15 touchpad is GROSSLY oversensitive, and I did at some stage
during OS/boot experimentation discover a command which reveals and
allows setting dozens of touchpad parameters. But I don't have that link
with me right now. Now that I have a fairly stable installation, I need
to revisit this and find settings that work — but it will be a long
process, as I don't actually understand what a lot of the settings were
But it is a known problem, and I believe people have solved it.
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