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Old 10-20-2018, 03:43 PM   #1
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Text Highlighting

Technical question here. How can I stop my browser from auto-highlighting text in the forum message (post) box as I am typing? Somehow this got 'enabled' just on this site and it is driving me bonkers, lol. Everything is highlighted (selected) as I type.

No idea why this is happening. Looked online for help, can't find any. Suggestions?
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:59 PM   #2
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Check your accessibility options to see if you accidentally turned something on.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:05 PM   #3
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Check your accessibility options to see if you accidentally turned something on.
Not it, but thanks for the idea!

It's so bizarre; when I click to quote and reply to you, your quote is 'selected' as is the lower third of the text box. Then, as I type, my words are 'selected' as well.

LOL. I don't know WTF setting I somehow triggered, but it's amazingly annoying, and I've only noticed it here, on this site.
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:47 PM   #4
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Almost sounds like a stuck keyboard or mouse key. If it is just here, I don’t know though.
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:23 PM   #5
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Is Sticky keys enabled? If you hit shift several times quickly in Windows it will enable itself.

https://kb.iu.edu/d/aaez
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:11 PM   #6
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Not sticky keys. Could be a stuck key, except that I haven't seen this happening anywhere else in my browser usage.

Just bizarre. As I'm typing, it's all 'grey/selected' as if I dragged across the text to select it all.

Crazy weird. No clue what's going on.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:19 PM   #7
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I’m guessing you rebooted and all that? Have you tried a different keyboard? I’m sure you must have at least one extra floating around. Even on a laptop you can plug in a USB keyboard or sync a Bluetooth and disable to onboard to check out a hardware failure.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:30 AM   #8
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That also happens when you have the browser search page function enabled. Is there a search box present?

(ctrl+f)
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:08 PM   #9
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Try resetting your browser settings to default.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:33 PM   #10
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That also happens when you have the browser search page function enabled. Is there a search box present?

(ctrl+f)
Yeah it sounds like some sort of "search as you type" feature is enabled.
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:30 PM   #11
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Reset settings, didn't work. I think I'll throw the computer away.

No idea what's causing it. It's a mystery! :shrugs:
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:13 PM   #12
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Still doing it, even now as I typed this reply (it's all gray/selected). Pissing me off. Driving me nuts. Becoming an alcoholic here!
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:21 PM   #13
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What browser are you using and what version of it? Check what addons are running, clear your cache/cookies, and see if that works.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:42 PM   #14
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https://superuser.com/questions/1207...s-highlighting

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Old 10-27-2018, 03:22 PM   #15
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I am getting the same fucking thing now when I type in to Outlook.com email. No other website, just Outlook.

I know they just came out of beta with something so I am sure it is not the same problem but I can see how annoying it is.
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:22 PM   #16
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Not Narrator. This is, I believe, Opera-specific at this point for me, and ONLY on this site. Doesn't happen in IE here, and doesn't happen in Opera anywhere else.

I triggered something, and now it's triggering me!!!!
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:34 PM   #17
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Using Opera? Yuck.

Go to Settings > Browser > Advanced > System

Change "Use hardware acceleration when available" to OFF then relaunch.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:30 PM   #18
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Using Opera? Yuck.
I have really terrible taste in most things.

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Change "Use hardware acceleration when available" to OFF then relaunch.
SUCCESS! Thank you! Why in heaven's name would hardware acceleration have led to a text-selecting effect? So strange...

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Old 10-27-2018, 07:59 PM   #19
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Usually related to drivers for your video card. Get a new one lately? Or update Opera? Some sort of versioning incompatibility most likely.
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:29 PM   #20
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Recent driver update. That explains it.

Thank you greatly!
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