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Unable to select or highlight text off Internet explorer 10 so that i can copy it. Drag, drop and copy is enabled.
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  1. If highlight and copy is working in other progs, try Restoring Advanced Settings or Reset Internet Explorer.
    Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Restore or Reset
  2. done all of that
  3. henrylaw said:
    done all of that

    Possibly a Windows error. Try to see if System File Checker will fix it for you
    Winkey plus 'X'
    Choose Command Prompt (Admin)
    Type sfc /scannow then Enter
  4. NO CHANGES - ANY OTHER IDEAS?

    dodger46 said:
    henrylaw said:
    done all of that

    Possibly a Windows error. Try to see if System File Checker will fix it for you
    Winkey plus 'X'
    Choose Command Prompt (Admin)
    Type sfc /scannow then Enter


  5. DONE ALL OF THAT - DID NOT WORK

    ANY OTHER IDEA???
  6. Don't...

    Post in ALL CAPS or use excessive punctuation!!!


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
  7. Well, can't re-install Internet Explorer, so next logical step would be to try Windows Refresh
    At your Start Screen type 'Refresh' and from Settings choose Refresh your PC'. Note, any additional software installed by you will be uninstalled... and if that fails it will have to be full Reset...
  8. Out of curiosity, are you able to highlight text using shift + left/right arrow keys?
  9. Sorry - have trouble with my caps/

    Mousemonkey said:
    Don't...

    Post in ALL CAPS or use excessive punctuation!!!


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
  10. I can use ctrl or shift, place the mouse and it will copy the paragraph.

    dodger46 said:
    Well, can't re-install Internet Explorer, so next logical step would be to try Windows Refresh
    At your Start Screen type 'Refresh' and from Settings choose Refresh your PC'. Note, any additional software installed by you will be uninstalled... and if that fails it will have to be full Reset...


    dodger46 said:
    Out of curiosity, are you able to highlight text using shift + left/right arrow keys?
  11. Does refresh impact all the software installed except for WIndows 8?

    dodger46 said:
    Well, can't re-install Internet Explorer, so next logical step would be to try Windows Refresh
    At your Start Screen type 'Refresh' and from Settings choose Refresh your PC'. Note, any additional software installed by you will be uninstalled... and if that fails it will have to be full Reset...
  12. dodger46 said:
    Out of curiosity, are you able to highlight text using shift + left/right arrow keys?


    What does the fact that Ctrl or SHift does permit me to highlight and copy some text?
  13. Puzzling. Without holding down shift or Ctrl, does the mouse pointer change from a Pointer (Arrow) to a cursor when placed over text?
  14. I think it has something to do with your Caps Lock sticking down, upper case affects highlighting..
  15. Best answer
    I found going to tools\manage add-ons and disabling the add on XML HTTP 3.0 worked for me (I don't know what other effects disabling this might have though but I haven't noticed anything)
  16. Press the ALT key to bring up the menu if it is not already displayed. Click on View / Panning hand, if that is checked, uncheck it you will be able to highlight and select text.
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