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

robert robert at redcor.ch
Tue Dec 26 13:57:47 UTC 2017

On 26.12.2017 14:31, Peter Flynn wrote:
> 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.
>> 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
> I have the identical problem...on my XPS 15, and AFAICS its the touchpad 
> hardware settings.
oh, good
so we can start to console each other :)
> (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).
This is nothing I had much problems with. It is some moth i did it for 17.10.
I remember it consisted mainly of finding out which bios combination to use

Please ask, if you want to know anything about the setup I use.
> The XPS 15 touchpad is GROSSLY oversensitive, 
yes, it is very sensitive
> 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 called.
> But it is a known problem, and I believe people have solved it.
if you have any more info, please tell me
> ///Peter

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