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Thread poster: Lesley Clarke

Lesley Clarke  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 07:25
Spanish to English
Jun 2

Since about a week ago, my mouse software has started playing up. I swapped the mouse and still have to same problem, which is that when I select text, I have to click at the end of the selected bit for it to work. If I omit the final click, it just keeps on highlighting the text. This is really slowing down all my work and I have googled loads to find a solution, but without any luck.


I hope some wise person can suggest something I haven't thought of.


 

Adrien Esparron
Local time: 14:25
Member (2007)
German to French
+ ...
What you didn't say Jun 3

Lesley Clarke wrote:

I hope some wise person can suggest something I haven't thought of.



Without a minimum of information, it's quite impossible to suggest something useful:

- what kind of computer?
- which operating system?
- what kind of mouse?

If you swapped the mouse, it could just be a driver issue. How to fix it depends of the above mentioned questions.

Good luck!


 

Roy Chacón  Identity Verified
Colombia
Member
English to Spanish
Control panel Jun 3

Check your advanced mouse settings, there is an option that enables this behaviour. https://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/turn-on-click-lock-in-windows-10.html

 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 14:25
Member
English to French
Accessibility Jun 4

Lesley Clarke wrote:
when I select text, I have to click at the end of the selected bit for it to work. If I omit the final click, it just keeps on highlighting the text.

This sounds like a behaviour that would be helpful for people who can't control their finger/hands gestures with accuracy.
I suspect it may be an "Accessibility" feature you enabled accidentally (like locking the Shift key if you press it for too long).

Philippe

EDIT: Actually it may be what Roy suggested above. I don't know Windows 10

[Edited at 2018-06-04 07:41 GMT]


 

Lesley Clarke  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 07:25
Spanish to English
TOPIC STARTER
Many thanks, problem solved Jun 4

Thanks everyone and many thanks to Roy. Your solution did the job and finally I can get back to my normal working speed. Phew!

 


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