How do I fix my cursor selection?

How do I fix my cursor selection?

  1. Preliminary fixes. Reboot your computer.
  2. Uninstall and reinstall the touchpad driver.
  3. Run the hardware and device troubleshooter.
  4. Check the selection settings in Word.
  5. Change the Use smart paragraph selection and Use smart cursoring options.
  6. Install the drivers in compatibility mode.
  7. Run the SFC scan.
  8. Boot in safe mode.

Why can’t I highlight text with my mouse?

Charles. It’s probably an issue with the mouse, but try left clicking at the start of the text that you want to select and then move the mouse to the end of the text that you want to select and hold down the SHIFT key and left click.

What will you do to your mouse if you are selecting texts?

Click where you want to begin the selection, hold down the left mouse button, and then drag the pointer over the text that you want to select. Double-click anywhere in the word. Move the pointer to the left of the line until it changes to a right-pointing arrow, and then click.

Why is my mouse not selecting?

USB mouse detection and functionality issues may be a result of outdated USB port drivers. Updated USB port drivers can fix mouse detection and functionality issues. Restart your computer and test the mouse to see if the updated drivers fix the issue.

Why is my mouse not working properly?

It is possible that a loose connection or bad port can cause problems with the mouse. Make sure that it’s not either of these problems by disconnecting the mouse from the current USB port and connecting to another USB port. If your computer has USB ports, you may also want to consider upgrading to a USB mouse.

How do you select text with mouse and keyboard?

Hold down the “Ctrl” key and the “Shift” key. Press the right arrow key to select the word to the right, or press the left arrow key to select the word to the left. Select one character at a time by holding down the “Shift” key and and using either arrow key (right or left).

How do I select text without clicking and dragging?

Click the “Select” drop-down menu in the Editing group on the ribbon and choose “Select All.” All of the body text on the pages will be highlighted. You can now format it, cut, copy, align the text and more. The keyboard shortcut “Ctrl-A” will accomplish the same result.

Why can I not select text in Outlook?

A text formatting keyboard shortcut could be the cause of your inability to select Outlook text. Try typing a random text from your Compose window and then select the text by holding “Shift-Left Arrow”. This should bring the cursor back.

How do I select non contiguous text in Windows?

Select text by holding down SHIFT and pressing the key that moves the insertion point. To select multiple areas that aren’t next to each other, make your first selection, hold down CTRL, and then select any other items you want.

Is it true that my mouse will not select text?

In a nutshell – my mouse will not select text but only in certain situations! Yes – that’s true. Let me explain When I left-click and drag my mouse over text in MS Word or in an e-mail message in Outlook Express, then the text is highlighted and ready to delete, copy, paste etc.

Is there a mouse that cannot highlight text?

Cannot highlight text or click drop down menus. Weird mouse problem 04-06-2016 02:12 PM I mostly use my notebook for typing papers. When in Word 2013, or trying to type in a web address, I cannot drag my curser to select text. I can only select text by clicking three times.

Why is my anywhere MX not selecting text?

Windows 10 My Anywhere MX mouse cannot select text in the normal manner by clicking the left mouse and dragging the cursor. The text is selected but the selection changes or disappears. – removed all drivers under Mouse in Device Manager and the Logitech SetPoint and Unifying Software; rebooted and reinstalled Unifying Software.

Can you drag your curser to select text?

When in Word 2013, or trying to type in a web address, I cannot drag my curser to select text. I can only select text by clicking three times. Also, I can no longer click on a drop down menu, and then move my curser over the option I want to select THEN click.