Windows 10: Inaccurate Text Highlighting w/ Edge

Discus and support Inaccurate Text Highlighting w/ Edge in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; For example, I highlight a word and as I move toward the next, I cannot highlight a letter or two, it grabs the entire word. It's like the highlight... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by bamashooter, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Inaccurate Text Highlighting w/ Edge


    For example, I highlight a word and as I move toward the next, I cannot highlight a letter or two, it grabs the entire word. It's like the highlight color is moving in chunks or snapping to a grid. I checked and changed a couple of mouse settings and it did nothing. I launched Chrome and I was able to have the smooth precise highlighting I've always had prior to using Edge. I'm wanting to give Edge a good chance but it seems to be greatly lacking. Any solutions for the highlighting issue will be greatly appreciated. For the moment I can live with the other Edge issues. Thanks.

    :)
     
    bamashooter, Aug 21, 2015
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  2. microsoft edge cant highlight and copy text on my windows mobile

    my edge browser only highlight and copy all text both in the url adress bar and pages i cant highlight and copy jux few texts
     
    zulqarnayni, Aug 21, 2015
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  3. pcitis Win User
    possible virus?

    I recently purchased a new laptop w/w10 because my old one w/w7hp started autoselecting and highlighting text along with the insertion mark jumping back into letters already typed. on the second day of use my new laptop started highlighting text that I was
    nowhere near and no the click-lock function is not turned on. I use ie and bing on frontier. does anyone have a clue as to what's going on?
     
    pcitis, Aug 21, 2015
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  4. Inaccurate Text Highlighting w/ Edge

    Baseline:
    Will not highlight individual text characters in Edge, yet will "deselect" individual characters.
    Works fine in Chrome.

    Update:
    Works fine in Open Office (I don't have Word)
    Works fine in Windows Notepad.
    Works fine in Edge's address bar.*Confused
    Same problem with downloaded .pdf files.
    Same problem in Explorer.

    I believe I have no other text-related apps to test.
     
    bamashooter, Aug 23, 2015
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  5. Just got off the phone with a Microsoft technician. He remoted in and told me (my words), "see, it's working properly" as he highlighted words. I told him it wasn't because he couldn't highlight individual characters. He messed around a bit away from the computer and came back on the phone telling me that's how it's designed for Edge. I told him it also happens with PDFs and Explorer. He stood fast by "that's how it's designed". I commented that it may have ended up that way however I had doubts as to it being intentionally designed that way. I asked if I could look forward to a future update which would correct the problem. He said he didn't know, he was only a technician. We parted ways. Does everyone have this issue? Thanks.
     
    bamashooter, Apr 5, 2018
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