Annoying Safari problem...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Marcus263, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Marcus263 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Hi Guys, I'm new to Macs so not sure if this is an isolated problem but in Safari, when I highlight text and try to type over it, the cursor just stays there and blinks as I type. For instance in the search bar, if I have a search term in there already, and want to change it, I'll highlight the text from right-to-left, without clicking and as I type it just stays there. There are two ways to solve this; firstly I have to manually click after I highlight the text I want to replace, or I have to highlight from left-to-right.

    I'm not sure if I am making any sense, or how to even go about correcting this problem, but I'm just trying to highlight and replace text without clicking as you would in IE or Firefox.

    I hope someone understands and can offer some help. Thank you.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    A couple of things ...
    Safari 3 or 4?
    Mouse or trackpad?

    The reason I ask if you're using a mouse or trackpad is that while on my notebook it would seem that if I move my cursor up to the address bar, click on the far right of the URL and drag my cursor to the far left, if I do not basically "click" (whether tap to click or using a physical button) it seems to not register that it's time for me to type. I know that makes just as much sense as your post, but I think you may get my drift.

    If you're using a mouse then I'm 100% unsure. Report back anyway (version of Safari and input devices).
  3. Marcus263 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Hi Jessica, yeah that's exactly what it is. It doesn't register after highlight. I have the uni-body Macbook.

    In Firefox you can highlight a text and then type over it, but in Safari this isn't possible with the Macbooks at least, you have to highlight and click.

    Am I making any sense? Surely there must be a way to fix this monstrosity?

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