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    [persistent bug]Text selection and replace
    Hey there. Hope you're having a great day. I tried so many things, nothing seems to solve this issue. I'm kind of new to Mac actually and this is something I still couldn't figure out. It's driving me nuts.

    Basically the text-selection & replace behaves differently at various times as you can see in the linked video. I don't recall accidentally changing any system settings. No idea what's causing this. It's a system wide problem and is persisting from HighSeirra Please help me out.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKB4aQtvIGw

    I'm using Macbook Pro 2015, 15" (MacOS 10.14.2) with the trackpad
    Last edited by emi_goi; 01-09-2019 at 09:02 AM. Reason: added-in more details

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    [persistent bug]Text selection and replace
    MacInWin's Avatar
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    Why don't you describe the "bug" instead of posting a video? What is happening that you think is wrong? What version of the OS? What application?
    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    Why don't you describe the "bug" instead of posting a video? What is happening that you think is wrong? What version of the OS? What application?
    Sorry, I would have done it if describing would have made sense for others. Basically the text-select-and-replace isn't doing it's job when I try to replace the whole word. It's a system wide problem. I'm having this issue from HighSeirra actually.

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    [persistent bug]Text selection and replace
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    This problem was reported in an earlier post and we couldn't really come to a conclusion on what was wrong. Try doing a SMC/PRAM reset and see if that changes anything. Also boot into Safe Mode and see if that makes any change.
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    ...Ashwin


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    This problem was reported in an earlier post and we couldn't really come to a conclusion on what was wrong. Try doing a SMC/PRAM reset and see if that changes anything. Also boot into Safe Mode and see if that makes any change.
    Hi Ashwin. I have tried doing both. The problem still persists. That's why posted it again.

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    [persistent bug]Text selection and replace
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    Sorry but that to me looks like a keyboard issue. I know you had the keyboard changed under warranty but still it really looks like it. I could be wrong but never with all the macs I have owned seen that unless something was messing up in the keyboard.

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    [persistent bug]Text selection and replace
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    Quote Originally Posted by emi_goi View Post
    Hi Ashwin. I have tried doing both. The problem still persists. That's why posted it again.
    Sorry, didn't see you started the original thread. You should really continue the discussion in the same thread.

    But I'd agree with Dennis' assessment that this is something unique to you since I have not seen this on any of the machines I've used or any version of macOS.
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