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    Cannot highlight text in any program

    Hi
    When I highlight text in any program, the highlighting disappears as soon as I release the mouse button.
    This happens in web pages (IE9), word documents, and windows mail, so itís a general issue, and not tied to one program.
    Using ctrl-A to highlight everything does work. This started this morning, and I havenít made any changes to the system recently. Iíve scanned the system with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (clear), and rolled the system back to a previous restore point with no effect. Any assistance appreciated.

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    Have you tried re-booting?

    Joe

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    Hi Joe
    I did try re-booting with no effect; but just now I was playing freecell, and the game was behaving quite erratically when I clicked the mouse, so I changed the mouse in case it was the problem, and everything's fine now. I had checked in devices, and it said the mouse was working correctly; and the mouse seemed fine in all other ways, but it was the problem after all.

    Peter

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    Thanks for posting back. If the troublesome mouse is a wireless mouse you might try changing the battery.

    Joe

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