Highlight text to copy prolem

July 4, 2010 at 16:29:05
Specs: XP professional, Pentium III/700
Hello,
When I highlite text for the purpose of copying or deleting it I hold down the left mouse button, as usual. When I release the mouse button the highlight disappears. Occcassionally it works, but it usually doesn't . I have tried holding down the cntrl key, but that doesn't work.
Is there a setting I need to check, or something else I need to do?

reb286


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#1
July 5, 2010 at 01:35:28
reb286, try a leftclick at the beginning of the text you wish hilited and SHIFT+leftclick at the end. That SHOULD hilite all the text in between?
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
July 5, 2010 at 03:47:37
Try cleaning the mouse or a different one.

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#3
July 5, 2010 at 04:17:46
Other possibles.

1: Remove any toolbars you have installed.
Have a look in Add & Remove to remove toolbars.

2: Hit the keyboard Num Lock button.

3:
a. Open Word and go to tools
b. Go to Options
c. Go to Show category at the top
d. Put a check on highlight/status bar/animated text/horizontal scroll bar/vertical scroll bar/ windows in taskbar/field codes
e. Make sure that in field shading ---"when selected" is chosen
f. Hit "OK"

4: Clean out your temp files.
ATF Cleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.atribune.org/
http://www.atribune.org/index.php?o...
Forum
http://www.atribune.org/forums/
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browser
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.
This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a different directory first.

5:
a. Click on Start and type Run and type winword.exe /a (start word in Safe Mode)
b. Click on the office button top left. On the bottom go to word options then to add ins.
c. Select the comm add-ins and go
d. Uncheck Adobe Contribute add-in.
e. Close word and restart.

6: Cannot select text with mouse in Microsoft Word, fix.
http://blog.emson.co.uk/2008/08/can...


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