Can't highlight text in Google Chrome AND Microsoft Word

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  1. david.treblig macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010

    A couple of months ago, my favorite web browser was Firefox, but as soon as I tested Google Chrome, I changed my choice. I lived happily with it until...

    One day, out of nowhere (maybe since Chrome 5.0 update?), I was not able anymore to highlight text. What I mean is that I can highlight the first line or the first three letters (depending on how fast I move on my trackpad). It seems like there is a timer. I have like 500 ms to highlight text and then it stops.

    I thought it was Chrome because it seems I am not the only one :

    But yesterday, I realised that the bug extended to Microsoft Word!

    I don't know what to do anymore... is it a core problem?

    I am on a Macbook pro 15" unibody.

    Thanks a lot.
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Try creating a new user account, does the problem persist in the new account?
  3. marioeddie macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2009
    Text Highlight

    I have the same problem. I've tried adjusting trackpad settings without luck. There's also been some other trackpad-type behaviors recently. I was thinking of going to the Genius bar or 1 to 1, but don;t know if it's a technical issue or a dumb user issue.

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