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Highlighting All of a sudden I cannot highlight one letter or word - entire sentences disappear. I have to click somewhere else on the page to make that highlighting disappear so that I can try again. Just trying to correct one letter in a word will sometimes take 4 or five tries. I write for a living - this is driving me crazy. Is it my mouse???? (I'm running 10.3.9 and the mouse is Macally icemouse jr.)

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I finally did the obvious and replaced my mouse.  What a difference!  Remember, mine was the original, purchased in 2002!! And, selecting text was not my only problem...
I appreciated being able to "vent" here. Thanks!

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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GUYS! GUYS!... Quit using your mouse to select text.
Click your mouse on the text to place your insertion point.. AND THEN... USE YOUR ARROW KEYS to move the insertion point.
HOLDING DOWN the SHIFT key while pushing the arrow keys willl HIGHLIGHT the text.
Up, Down, Left, Right Arrow keys
Page Up, Page Down puts the insertion point at the beginning and end of all text. Add the shift key with it and it will highlight everything There are many combos. Play around with it. and don't forget CRTL Z. The key command for UNDO.

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You may have turned on click-lock. You can disable this feature in Control Panel, under Accessibility Options. Click Lock helps people who have a hard time holding the mouse button while dragging the mouse across the screen by holding the mouse button for them

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