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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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    Which Mac OS X/OS X/macOS & Safari versions?
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    Safari: can't SELECT (?!?)
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