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Really Odd - Can't highlight text in IE 6 or Emails

by magnetman / September 23, 2004 7:13 PM PDT

Recently reinstalled XP and all MS updates

In IE 6.0.2600 I can no longer highlight text off any web pages to copy. I can <Ctrl A> or RT Click to select all, but dragging a cursor over specific text will not work. I cannot even highlight this text as I write it.

Note: The same issue exists with highlighting text from an email....It Don't work (Outlook Express)

I CAN grab specific text in notepad files and word documents.

Anyone familiar with this annoyance?

Thanks
ER

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Re: Really Odd - Can't highlight text in IE 6 or Emails
by glb613 / September 23, 2004 7:51 PM PDT

Have you tried rebooting your computer to see if it works right? How about doing a system restore to a time when it did work properly?

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Re: Really Odd - Can't highlight text in IE 6 or Emails
by magnetman / September 23, 2004 8:12 PM PDT
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Re: Really Odd - Can't highlight text in IE 6 or Emails
by glb613 / September 23, 2004 8:19 PM PDT

I read the article and it claims there is a bug in IE 6.0. I have that installed on my computer although I don't use it as my primary browser these days. I opened it, highlighted text by dragging my mouse and everything worked just fine. Have you run the usual scans, antivirus and spyware, since this started?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 10:59 PM PDT

I looked at your link and some interesting replies are down the page. I offer such links from time to time and people miss out on the answers down the page...

Do try Mozilla and/or Firefox to see if they are affected.

Look up IEFIX since it cures minor ills without working hard.

Read http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

Bob

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