Automatic highlighting - trackpad issue or OSX?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by StevieMooey, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. StevieMooey macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2008
    Hi folks,

    I have a first generation CD MBP, 2.0 Ghz, running 10.5.1. A rather serious issue has developed which is really disrupting life on my mac.

    Leopard has started to randomly highlight text: for example, when Im using Pages, or filling out fields in Safari, it randomly highlights text as if I was pressing and holding down click. "Tap to click" is de-selected in keyboard system pref's, although in any case it does this when Im just moving the cursor around the screen. This is playing havoc with my workflow!

    Any thoughts/ suggestions? Any ".com" files to delete or command lines that might stop this?

    Thanks in advance,


  2. amusiccale macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    My theory: (I use tiger) Leopard may automatically register clicks on the trackpad, which would create a situation in which the user is highlighting text all over the place without intending to. I made sure this was disabled (in Tiger) as soon as I found system preferences.

    Or...(upon second reading) disregard all that. If tap to click IS disabled, then something else is going on. I would try to find a more permanent solution than a workaround.

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