1.    14 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Cursor selecting everything on the page


    I have an Acer ES1-512 with a cursor that won't stop selecting everything on the screen. This is making the computer unusable.

    So far I have - reinstalled Windows, tested three different mouses, tested mouses with the trackpad disabled, turned off all accessibility options and sticky keys, checked with the onscreen keyboard to see if any keys are stuck, which they're not.

    Nothing has worked. The problem remains. I'm stumped. Does anyone have any ideas?
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  2.    14 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,926
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Is it the right mouse key doing it? If so it could be one of the Shift keys is stuck. Or does it happen when left clicking to select a portion of text and all of it gets highlighted?
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  3.    14 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 419
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1709 build 16299.15

    is this a click lock problem, make shure that is unchecked in mouse settings
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  4.    15 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    I've tested it with several different mouses, all of which work perfectly, I've turned off the trackpad in case one of the buttons was stuck, I've checked every single key on the keyboard.

    Nothing's worked. Click lock is off.
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  5.    15 Sep 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by bloomen View Post
    I have an Acer ES1-512 with a cursor that won't stop selecting everything on the screen. This is making the computer unusable.

    So far I have - reinstalled Windows, tested three different mouses, tested mouses with the trackpad disabled, turned off all accessibility options and sticky keys, checked with the onscreen keyboard to see if any keys are stuck, which they're not.

    Nothing has worked. The problem remains. I'm stumped. Does anyone have any ideas?
    Have you tried a different USB port?

    Snarks
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  6.    15 Sep 2017 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 549
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    I had this problem & it turned out to be the keyboard, tried a different one & that was OK.
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  7.    15 Sep 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Thread Starter

    I've tried different mice, ports, external keyboards, onscreen keyboard, you name it.

    There must be some obvious setting that I'm missing. I have no idea what it is.
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