Solved click and drag hiliting doesn't work

May 9, 2012 at 15:42:05
Specs: Windows XP
same in Google net articles, word, xcel
selections drop out or jump, can't reliably select text
left click hilites whole words and paragraphs
I dumped the OS windows XP and re-installed. Still no good

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May 16, 2012 at 16:05:39
Thank you all. My problem was the left click on my mouse, which seemed to be stuck in double-click.


#1
May 9, 2012 at 15:59:31
Sounds like something is wrong with your keyboard.. you usually get issues like this when a shift key or something is malfunctioning. Plug in a different keyboard and see if this still happens.

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
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May 9, 2012 at 17:03:45
it's a laptop, but I suppose I can get around that
Thank you.....

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May 15, 2012 at 11:17:33
Oh. if it's a laptop, pop each of the shift keys off and see if it still happens. One of them might be stuck.. but a stuck shift key clearly explains what you're experiencing.

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
http://www.sbccrew.com
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#4
May 15, 2012 at 11:20:52
I would highly advise against popping off the keys on your laptop. It's not like the friction fit on most desktop keyboards. You can damage the tiny plastic clips that hold the keys on and end up ruining your keyboard altogether.

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May 16, 2012 at 16:05:39
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Thank you all. My problem was the left click on my mouse, which seemed to be stuck in double-click.

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