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    Safari: can't SELECT (?!?)

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    Safari: can't SELECT (?!?)
    Strange thing happening in Safari: suddenly cannot select any text, either on any web page or in the address bar, viz:

    double click a word: nothing -- no selection
    click drag, shift drag: ditto

    This just started happening in Safari. reboot: same. Checked prefís, couldnít find anything that would cause this. Like right here in this message, I cannot select any text. If I want to edit, I have to place the cursor and use forward or back delete.

    Switch to Chrome, selection via double clicking or click-and-drag works as usual.

    Anybody know whatís wrong here? This is annoying -- if I canít fix it, Iíll have to switch to Chrome permanently...

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    Safari: can't SELECT (?!?)
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    May 21, 2012
    Pawtucket, RI, US
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    Which Mac OS X/OS X/macOS & Safari versions?
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Safari: can't SELECT (?!?)
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    Jan 01, 2009
    Winchester, VA
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    In System Preference/Mouse what are the settings for the mouse? The trackpad?

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