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Highlight text and right click

Question: Highlight text and right click

to copy. Now I get the option to search google as well. Very useful.

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Answer: Highlight text and right click

This is on Firefox. On IE,it's search with Bing.

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When I try to highlight a anything it disappears as I drag the cursor over it, same thing if I double click on a word, click on a link in my favorites file it disappears and turns white. This is happening in IE and Firefox. I have a Dell 1710 Vostro with Windows 7. Anyone have any idea what is going on?

Answer:Highlight or click on text and it disappears!

My guess is that its the graphics card or drivers. Check drivers in Device Manager, for yellow warning markers. Go to the website and get most up to date drivers.

Wishing you good luck

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I mostly use my notebook for typing papers.When in Word 2013, or trying to type in a web address, I cannot drag my curser to select text. I can only select text by clicking three times.Also, I can no longer click on a drop down menu, and then move my curser over the option I want to select THEN click. I must click the drop down menu, hold down the button, drag my curser over to the option I want to select, and then release the button to select the option.It doesn't sound like a big deal but it's really annoying when I'm typing a ten page pape .Please help!

Answer:Cannot highlight text or click drop down menus. Weird mouse ...

Hello @Mbeeding, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! I recognize that the click function on your HP Pavilion 15 Notebook is not working correctly. This type of issue can be caused by either hardware or most likely driver failures. Begin troubleshooting by performing a hard reset. Once the notebook is back on, follow this touchpad / clickpad troubleshooting document: HP Notebook PCs - Using the TouchPad or ClickPad (Windows 10) I look forward to your reply!





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My dad was recently doing some work on this computer and he REALLY changed the settings in Word around. I was able to get most of them back to how I like it, except one.

When I highlight text and click "delete" to erase it or highlight it and start typing to replace it... it doesn't work. It's like some "text protector" where it doesn't delete it.

How do I fix it back to the original way? (I remember this happening once before).

-sachit
 

Answer:WORD: Highlight text and click "delete" doesn't work!

Come on, someone's gotta know.
 

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ive never had this problem before. If anyone can help this weird problem id be thankful.
 

Answer:cant highlight text on pages cant even highlight in notepad

Change your mouse and try again.
 

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Good afternoon,

When I highlight text on a webpage and then Right Click it shows "Search with Yahoo! Search" just below Print preview....
I can't seem to get rid of it.
I don't have Yahoo Toolbar or anything Yahoo installed that I can find.
I have run CCleaner and Advanced System Care etc.
Any ideas will be greatfully accepted.

Kind regards,
PAB

Answer:Highlight & Right Click Text On Webpage Shows "Search With Yahoo! Search"

Welcome
You most likely have your default search engine set to Yahoo. Mine is set to Google and when I right click I get the option to search with Google. If you do not want to have Yahoo appear, change your default search engine to Bing, Google or some other.

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Hi. I'm working on a paper. When I want to use the touchpad to scroll to highlight text to delete it is not highlighting the text. It was working perfectly not too long ago. I'm sure it's something simple but I don't know what happened. Can anyone help me please?

Answer:Lenovo G50 Touchpad not letting scroll to highlight text in word to delete text in Windows 10

hi DonnaR,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
When you highlight the text, are you doing a double tap & hold then drag to highlight the text or click & hold then drag on the touchpad to highlight? 
 
If it's the former then tapping might be disabled. Ensure that the Touchpad driver is installed and the tapping feature is enabled.
 
Drivers:
G50-30:
Touchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics) for Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
G50-40 / G50-80:
Touchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics) for Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
G40-45, G50-45, G70-35
Touchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics) for Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
G50-70:
Touchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics) for Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
ELAN:
- Link to picture
- Illustration of ELAN Smart-Pad
 
Synaptics:
 - Link to picture
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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It's astounding to me that you remove so many buttons that most users rely on regularly, and then don't provide any obvious instructions or tutorials on how to use all this functionality. So I'm trying to do something incredibly simply with buttons -- select some text to copy or paste or cut. I'm using Windows 7 on a t440s. Apparently the only way to do this -- unreliably -- is to hold the trackpad down (press it all the way in -- not easy to do with one finger!), and try and get the whole thing you need to select in one swoop. If you've mis-positioned your finger on the trackpad to begin the operation, though, you'll run out of space before you get to the edge of the trackpad. And then you need to start over. And keep trying to do it, until you get it. So now an incredibly simple action I did a dozen times a day before the t440s has become nearly impossible. The 3 times I've tried to do it so far, it's taken me a half dozen times each time. It's not gotten easier. Which makes me believe I'm missing something here... So what's the easiest way to select some text on a page, and quickly copy it? If I get find a simple way to do this, sadly, this laptop might be going back. I can't believe this trend to remove the trackpad buttons amongst manufacturers. If I wanted to buy a Mac, I would've bought a Mac. 

Answer:How do I reliably select text or highlight text with t440s trackpad?

You can start by selecting a small portion of text, then release the clickpad, then hold down a Shift key and single-click at the end of the text to be selected -- the selection will expand to encompass the whole text segment ending at your last click.If you prefer tapping to clicking, in most apps you can start by double-tapping on a word (word gets selected) then use Shift in the same way as above, ending with a single-tap.

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For instance, if I highlight a word in a text-entry field, it's a very bright blue. This is also true in Firefox, Thunderbird, Word, OneNote, various fora, etc. but not in Excel.

Prior to installing Windows 10, the highlight in a text-entry field was either pale grey (on dark backgrounds) or darker grey (on light backgrounds), which is what I'd like to have back.

Any ideas?

Answer:Would like to change the text highlight color in text-entry fields

Are you talking about doing this, but with gray and not red?

Open up Notepadcopy the registry settings in the code box(left click 3 times slowly)Paste into NotePadYou will need to find the RGB values(if the ones I have supplied are not what you want) for the color you want, and change them.Create a registry file by saving(to Desktop or Documents) as TextColor.regDouble click the reg file.Sign out, sign in and your finished.To change the values just right click the file and choose edit, make the changes, save, close and see point #6


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"Hilight"="192 192 192"
"MenuHilight"="192 192 192"
Light Gray RGB=192 192 192
Darker Gray RGB= 105 105 105

Here is the reg file in case you have problems doing it yourself, using light gray: GrayHighlights.zip

Just download. Right click open Properties. Check unblock. Click OK. Extract(unzip) to where ever you want. Double click the Icon. Sign out and back in. Highlight something

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For instance, if I highlight a word in a text-entry field, it's a very bright blue. This is also true in Firefox, Thunderbird, Word, OneNote, various fora, etc. but not in Excel.

Prior to installing Windows 10, the highlight in a text-entry field was either pale grey (on dark backgrounds) or darker grey (on light backgrounds), which is what I'd like to have back.

Any ideas?

Answer:Would like to change the text highlight color in text-entry fields

Are you talking about doing this, but with gray and not red?

Open up Notepadcopy the registry settings in the code box(left click 3 times slowly)Paste into NotePadYou will need to find the RGB values(if the ones I have supplied are not what you want) for the color you want, and change them.Create a registry file by saving(to Desktop or Documents) as TextColor.regDouble click the reg file.Sign out, sign in and your finished.To change the values just right click the file and choose edit, make the changes, save, close and see point #6


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"Hilight"="192 192 192"
"MenuHilight"="192 192 192"

Light Gray RGB=192 192 192
Darker Gray RGB= 105 105 105

Here is the reg file in case you have problems doing it yourself, using light gray: GrayHighlights.zip

Just download. Right click open Properties. Check unblock. Click OK. Extract(unzip) to where ever you want. Double click the Icon. Sign out and back in. Highlight something

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I recently started using my brothers computer because it's faster then mine. I brought it into my room, and plugged my own mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc. into it. However I took the video card (ATI Radeon 9250) from my old computer and installed it into his becase it's better. When I turned the computer on and installed the driver for the video card, I had an unusual problem. I was unable to highlight any text on the computer, and I was unable to type into text boxes such as the Google search bar or even the one used to change passwords in the Windows User Accounts. No text field will work, it won't even let me click into them (the flashing line doesn't show up, indicating I can type).

I have tried everything to fix this, I used my brothers mouse, keyboard and monitor, I've updated the video card driver, ran virus scans, but nothing. And now when I remove the new video card and use the one with the computer (I uninstalled the drivers as well), it still won't work. It was never like this before, did I somehow permanently damage the computer? I was very careful when I put in the video card. I have never heard of this problem before, and it's driving me insane. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Unable to highlight text or type into text boxes, please help.

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I recently started using my brothers computer because it's faster then mine. I brought it into my room, and plugged my own mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc. into it. However I took the video card (ATI Radeon 9250) from my old computer and installed it into his becase it's better. When I turned the computer on and installed the driver for the video card, I had an unusual problem. I was unable to highlight any text on the computer, and I was unable to type into text boxes such as the Google search bar or even the one used to change passwords in the Windows User Accounts. No text field will work, it won't even let me click into them (the flashing line doesn't show up, indicating I can type).

I have tried everything to fix this, I used my brothers mouse, keyboard and monitor, I've updated the video card driver, ran virus scans, but nothing. And now when I remove the new video card and use the one with the computer (I uninstalled the drivers as well), it still won't work. It was never like this before, did I somehow permanently damage the computer? I was very careful when I put in the video card. I have never heard of this problem before, and it's driving me insane. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

Answer:Unable to highlight text or type into text boxes, please help.

Can anyone help?

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This must sound really basic, but if I use simple code to create a text box like below, in preview in Dreameaver or Frontpage I can use the mouse to highlight the text. When I load it up to my host the text box only allows keyboard control. html> head> title>Test Text input /title> /head> body> textarea rows="3" cols="45" id="1Para" name="LettDet1" >Please add your text here /textarea> /body> /html>Why is this? and what can I do to allow mouse highlighting (like the input box i'm typing in now!)

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I have a new Satellite A350. When I highlight text then try to delete or backspace it the text will not delete. This happens in the URL line, Windows Mail and in Word.

The delete key and backspace key both work individually but I am used to being able to select lines of text and then typing over (or pressing delelte) it to make it disappear.

Now I cannot delete text except by backspacing the text out.
Is there some setting I can change or is it a problem with the laptop?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A350: Highlight text then delete or backspace wont delete text

Hmm? I had the same issue in Word of MS Office.
I solved this using this workaround:

- In the Menu Bar select Tools, Options then the Edit Tab.
- Click in the box called "Typing replaces selection" under +Editing options+ then click OK.

Check if this helps.

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Question: Highlight text

I am working in Microsoft Word and throughout different documents when I highlight text from time to time it will all get deselected and I have to reselect it again. Why is this going on and how can it be fixed? I use a wireless mouse and it uses a USB insert into my laptop. The brand is a Logitech.

Answer:Highlight text

You may not really have a hardware problem at all. MS Word can be overly sensitive at times, especially when performing a function such as highlighting text, and when this happens to me (which it does, from time to time) I just have to slow down and be quite a bit more exacting in my process.

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Hi everyone. I'm not sure if this is a very silly question or not but..I recently bought a new hp laptop with windows 10 and so far I am not sure that I made the right decision. I cant seem to figure out what used to be very simple basics.How do I highlight text? If I left click and drag I can see the text highlighting as I drag  but as  release the left click to stop highlighting, the blue highlighting disappears from the text again. Its so frustrating and makes my work on the laptop absolutely impossible. Am I doing something wrong? I know I can use the shift key and  across arrows to highlight and  also know that I can double click words or sentences to highlight them but this is very impractical for large areas of text or specific pieces of a large text. Any suggestions or fixes? Thanks Cathy

Answer:How do I highlight text on new laptop?

#Cathy1234:  Unless you have used Windows 8x a lot, Win10 presents a very different look and feel from what you are used to seeing. What you're asking critically depends on the particular application you are using when you are trying to highlight the text. We need to know the name of that applications, and if it's something like Microsoft Word, what version. Thanks

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So you've written a text to someone, is there a way to highlight a portion of the verbage without using quotations

Answer:How do I highlight part of a text?

I use asterisks (*)
Its just text, so you can't really do fancy markup with it.

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I have converted a wordpad document into pdf. Now I want to highlight some portions. How can I do that?

Answer:how to highlight text in a pdf file

Try using Foxit pdf reader, even the free version has a 'highlight text' facility, plus it's a lot better than Adobe pdf reader in loads of other ways as well."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Does anyone sell an Outlook addin that will permit me to "highlight" part of an email?

I get two or three page emails and certain lines or paragraphs are important. I can "flag" for followup but I have to reread all 3 pages searching for the reason I'm following up.

Thank you
 

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Whe I hold the left mouse key down and try to highlight text, at best I can only highlight 5 or 6 words from a paragraph I'm trying to cut and copy to another place on a page, and at times I cannot highlight text at all with the mouse.
I cleaned the lense in the Logitech Optical mouse, and the Mouse pointer speed and Double click speed are set at the next to the slowest positions.
Mouse worked fine till about a week ago (it'll be 2 years old in September) & since then, its been nothing but trouble.
The problem occurs in Word2000, and if, when making a post on any Bulletin Board, I need to delete, or cut & paste text it also happens.

Using Word2000, IE5.50, Windows 98SE
 

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Does anyone know of an add-in or a program that will highlight text in Outlook 03 without using MS Word as the email editor.

Thank you and have a great day.
 

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in firefox if you highlight something and right click you get the option to search google for it or search ebay for it,

is this customizable can you add your own? thanks

Answer:highlight and right click Firefox

I only get what's being used by the search box at the time. Using the drop-down menu for the search box I can change to any of them and that's what I get when I highlight and then right click.
Jerry

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I am just recently having problems when I am on a webpage trying to highlight some text and then copy it somewhere else.

My problem is: sometimes after placing my cursor near the text I am trying to highlight and then copy...it will not highlight at all. Or either it does highlight a bit then stops and will not continue to highlight the text so I am able to copy it.

How can I fix this problem. I have never had this problem til just a couple of weeks ago.

I use Windows XP, IE 6.0 and Firefox 2.0
 

Answer:Problem:Can't highlight text & then copy it onto anything...

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I have a random problem with highlighting text using a mouse to cut and paste text from a website.
I am using IE11 and Windows 7
The weird thing is that the problem is random. On the majority of websites the highlight/cut/paste works every time. However on some websites it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't- if I refresh a page and am lucky it will then allow me to drag the mouse over the text but more often than not it won't (or only give me one chance or give up midway through the dragging). Also on some web sites I am able to highlight text in the original article but not highlight text from the comments section.
Any ideas?

Answer:Unable to highlight text on some web pages

I've always assumed that some web site text is protected against being copied and pasted for whatever reason (e.g. copyright protection). That doesn't explain why, if you're persistent, you seem to be able to get it to work occasionally, though.

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Sorry if that sounds confusing, but what I mean is how do I have it to where text in a scollbox automatically highlights when people click the inside of it. That way they don't have to highlight it themsevles when they go to copy & paste it... Is there a code for it? I know I've seen other sites do it...
 

Answer:how do i automatically highlight text in a scrollbox?

Hey, this should work:

Code:

<textarea cols="40" rows="10" onClick="javascript:this.select();">
Just some test text here
and there
</textarea>
 

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Hi all, Not sure why, but for some reason I am not able to highlight text on web pages in IE8. It does work eventually, or ocassionally, after I click and click. I am unable to focus in on the text i want, though. If I click and click, some text will eventually highlight but not necessarily what I want. I switched out mouse, so that's not it. I went from IE 7 to IE 8, same problem. It's a fairly new problem, and was not occurring before.Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Highlight text working intermittently in IE

Does "click and click" simply mean double click or what?  If you mean double click, I think you should say that; don't say click and click.  What I see with both Firefox and IE is that a double click will highlight, i.e. select, a word.  Clicking a third time will will select the paragraph in which that word is located.  The speed of clicking is a key factor is getting this to work right.  And, of course, you can change mouse settings that will affect this by accessing the control panel for mouse settings.When you "switched out mouse", did you install the software/driver for the new mouse?By the way, I recently tried IE 8 in my Win XP system but quickly removed it.  It was sluggish, compared to IE 7.

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I recently downloaded IE7 and ever since then I cannot highlight text in order to use the cut,copy, paste function. It works fine in Firefox, Outlook, Word and other applications. But I cannot highlight any text from any websites I visit in. There is one other program that I cannot use the highlight function which is a web based program called Encompass ( mortgage origination software ) .

At the time this problem happened I also lost the Alt + Tab function that allows you to jump from one application to another. I have since then fixed the problem by downloading a "power tool / cool tool?) I am not sure what it was called but it restored the Alt Tab function and also now previews the app in a small window before opening it.

The weird thing about the highlight cut and paste problem is that I can still highlight some text if I hold down the shift key when I am trying to highlight it. But it is not precise at all, as in I have no control over what exactly it highlights. Once text is highlighted, the cut and paste part works fine. I just cannot highlight the text ..

Somebody please help me with this.. I am struggling mightily to keep up with getting my work done

Answer:Cannot highlight text to use cut paste function.

Ok , I might be on to something here... If I hold down CTRL+Y while I hold down the left mouse button I am able to highlight what ever I need to .. But if I just try and hold down the left clicker to highlight text .. Nothing..

Can anybody please tell me what is going on here ? I am glad I have found a way to still make it work, but would love to be ablke to just do it the good old fashioned way of just left clicking and mousing.

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Hello,When I highlite text for the purpose of copying or deleting it I hold down the left mouse button, as usual. When I release the mouse button the highlight disappears. Occcassionally it works, but it usually doesn't . I have tried holding down the cntrl key, but that doesn't work.Is there a setting I need to check, or something else I need to do?reb286

Answer:Highlight text to copy prolem

reb286, try a leftclick at the beginning of the text you wish hilited and SHIFT+leftclick at the end. That SHOULD hilite all the text in between?HTH.Ed in Texas.

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I have many book, most of them are in CHM, and above 200MB. I wants free software that can highlight the text and save.

Windows 7.
 

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Hi please help me ive got Office 2007 & i cannot figure out how to highlight text in a word document.?Thankx

Answer:Office 2007 how to highlight text.?

Reviewing toolbar. > highlight text.Noldi

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It's the same how Windows XP highlights items (see picture)

While the highlight should look like this :


How do i fix this?

Answer:Right-click on desktop item highlight

Help

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Hi,

I noticed something. The right click menu highlight color changes depending on the file type (or folder).

Here is an example using default theme
Highlight color and text color changes depending on the file type (jpg, exe, zip, etc) and if a folder is right clicked, it's different too.

I have tried different built-in themes (even the high contrast themes), they all work this way (different highlight color and sometimes some of them result in different right click menu text font color too)

I just want to ask if there is a way to standardize the highlight color and text color of the right click menu?

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Hi,

I noticed something. The right click menu highlight color changes depending on the file type (or folder).

Here is an example using default theme
Highlight color and text color changes depending on the file type (jpg, exe, zip, etc) and if a folder is right clicked, it's different too.

I have tried different built-in themes (even the high contrast themes), they all work this way (different highlight color and sometimes some of them result in different right click menu text font color too)

I just want to ask if there is a way to standardize the highlight color and text color of the right click menu?

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In a browser, Ctrl + mouse drag enables highlighting of multiple text on different lines.

But in notepad etc, it doesn't work.

Any help is appreciated

Answer:Any method to highlight multiple text in Windows.

features like that just depend on the application displaying the text - MS Word does what you described too.

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This may be an easy one; I searched but couldn't find it.

I have a project name sheet1 in a workbook with a column of hyperlinks to the right of each project. When clicked, it highlights the cell in sheet 2 with the notes for that project.
I would like to make all the text on the notes sheet white, and when a cell is highlighted, have the font be a different color only then.
In other words, I need a way to make the highlighted (linked) cell stand-out from the page.
Sorry if this is really simple; I just can't figure out how to do it.
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Excel Text Cell Highlight Question

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can't highlight text using my touchpad/ clickpad so i can copy and paste. it used to work fine before, not anymore. thanks for your help!

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Hello

Does anyone know of a way to restore the facility to use the ctrl key to highlight different areas of text in MS Word?

On my old computer I used to be able to use the ctrl key for a pretty nifty trick. I was able to highlight an area of text, then hold down ctrl key, and use the mouse to highlight another word or paragraph. By holding down ctrl key I was able to highlight several areas of text, then use commands on the whol lot such as delete, cut, copy etc.

For some reason the PC I am using now doesn't allow the same thing. If you highlight text, then try to highlight another area and hold down ctrl, it also highlights all the text between those points, highlighting a massive block of text.

Very frustrating - any solutions.....?
 

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A friend called with this problem and I googled the problem and never found an easy solution.
Her college age daughter found the solution that was so easy, it made me feel silly for not knowing the solution. Here it is: the panning hand!

Look for the little hand above the scroll bar. When clicked on, you can pan but not highlight the text. Click it again to be able to highlight the text so that you can copy and paste.

Hope this helps!

Click here for the link to a picture showing where the panning hand is located.

bzmom3
Former Technology Coordinator for K12 schools
Computer Science teacher for high school
 

Answer:Unable to highlight text in Outlook 2007

Typical of a teenager to solve the problem - they can run rings around some of us adults where IT is concerned!
 

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I have another problem similiar like menubar highlight tabs. This is when I right click on a empty webside and a drop down list comes up and the highlight is black. I want that to be yellow. This also apply for the menubar tab drop list as well. Anyone can help me with this please? Here is a screenshot what I'm talking about.

Answer:[SOLVED] right click highlight with mouse color

Hi again,

What do you think of the attached?
Are the colors what you want?

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This may sound a little weird, and troughout all the years I have used my computer this has never happened before, nor have I ever seen it before anywhere else...today I installed the Office 2007 Beta as well as WinRAR...and this may or may not have caused it.

Whenever I right click on my desktop and select an item in the right click menu, the blue "highlighted text" doesn't go away. Example: I right click on "my computer" to see how much disk space I have left, I right click on it, select "properties". The selected/highlighted choice does not go away...its just a visual thing. Its in front of all windows, even when shutting down or using other applications, its really annoying. When I change my screen resolution back and forth it disappears or when I restart windows. It seems transparent as well, nonetheless its a huge annoyance.

Here are two pictures I took of this weird occurance:

If anyone can help me, Id appreciate that.
 

Answer:Right Click Menu Highlight is stuck to screen

Well first of all your pictures are not there. Second the Office 2007 Beta is a beta and might cause some really difficult problems and seeing as this came up after it was installed I would think it might be the cause of the problem. If it is the cause of the problem I would suggest calling Microsoft tech support to see if they give tech support on a beta program, I do not think they do.

Also a good rule pertaining to beta's is not to install them on your main system. Install on a backup or what some call a crash so if they cause problems it will not affect your main system.

My first suggestion on trying to fix this would be to re-install or upgrade the video driver, then reboot the computer and see if the problem still occurs.
 

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Im using XP pro.When I right click on any shortcut or program to show the dialog info box all i can see is a faint outline of the box until i move the cursor over it, then it shows up.This started happening a couple of days ago.....i have no virus's or anything like that. My comp is suppoed to be fresh and this is really annoying the *censored* out of me.Can anyone shed some light on this?

Answer:Right click info wont show until i highlight it???

When did this work right last? Can you do a system restore to a time before it started? Any recent added programs, etc.?Quotei have no virus's or anything like thatFamous last words. What are you using for protection, just in case?

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Hello. Using vb.net, I've been trying to figure out how to paste the clipboard into the window your mouse pointer is pointed.

If anyone has used unix you are familiar with what i am asking for; just to double right click or middle click and to paste the content of clipboard to the given window.

Can anyone offer any ideas for .net?

I would use double right click, or middle click, or single right click.

Please respond with your ideas~

Thanks

-Sandra
 

Answer:Help me paste clipboard text with double right click (or right click, click)

This is kind of confusing but I just wanted code to paste the clipboard by using the mouse.
 

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Hello guys

my machine: PC desktop, Aser.
OS: XP 2002 SP3, Office 2003,
I used to install this software offcie many time and work normally,
since few days ago happened some problem with the mouse that became very fast and open many webpages from a single click, added to this can't highlight text in word or from notepad,

I uninstall and re-install the office again... the problem still remaining...
I will appreciate if any helpful advises, with lot of thanks in advance,
Regards
 

Answer:Solved: Word 2003 can't highlight text with mouse

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For some reason tooltip/hover text and some other text (often for settings) is highlighted pink. This is shown in the screenshot. I believe in previous versions of windows you could change this in "advanced apperance options" however that was removed in windows 8 and 10 (I think). I would like to change the pink highlight to the default white (no highlight).

Thanks

Answer:Strange pink highlight on hover/tooltip text

Are you, by chance, using "OldNewExplorer"? I had this happen to me (but blue highlights) when using "OldNewExplorer" and after changing the settings within the config file, it corrected and the highlights were gone. If you're not using "OldNewExplorer", well then I'm afraid I got nothing to help...
Just in case you are...the setting I changed were:

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For some reason tooltip/hover text and some other text (often for settings) is highlighted pink. This is shown in the screenshot. I believe in previous versions of windows you could change this in "advanced apperance options" however that was removed in windows 8 and 10 (I think). I would like to change the pink highlight to the default white (no highlight).

Thanks

Answer:Strange pink highlight on hover/tooltip text

Are you, by chance, using "OldNewExplorer"? I had this happen to me (but blue highlights) when using "OldNewExplorer" and after changing the settings within the config file, it corrected and the highlights were gone. If you're not using "OldNewExplorer", well then I'm afraid I got nothing to help...
Just in case you are...the setting I changed were:

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I use yahoo for my emails.  When I am sent links or buttons in my emails, they are not clickable.  Also, when I do a search on a topic and I hit the back button to look at the search results, the results that I have viewed do not highlight in any search engine that I use.   How do I fix these problems?

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Immediately following the Anniversary Update, I have been experiencing issues with text highlighting.

Left click text highlighting rarely 'sticks', or stays highlighted after releasing the left mouse button.

Right click text highlighting doesn't highlight text at all.

I have tried using another mouse (different manufacturer) - same issue.

Does anyone have any suggestions, or has anyone experienced this issue?

Thanks

P.s. I've tried some basic troubleshooting such as searching for updated drivers, restarting system, using another mouse (as mentioned)

Answer:Text highlight not sticking - Post Anniversary Update Issue

Hi, not seen this..
Try for comparison:
a. in Safe Mode
b. after a clean boot
c. with all context menu entries disabled other than MS ones - use Shellexview (free).

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This is my third wireless mouse installed on three different computers (all windows systems). The computer with the issue is a Dell desktop that I have had since purchase in 2011. It had the original DELL mouse until this Saturday when I installed this new mouse. When I tried to register the product I couldn't get the mouse to highlight any of the text boxes.I then replaced the Dell mouse and had the same problems, but was able to put the pointer over the box, hit select all and then left click and the curser showed the blinking vertical line ready for text. This would take several tries to get it to take. This morning, I uninstall the Logitech software driver, restarted and still no joy! I'm beginning to think there is another issue Windows 7 is the operating system and it has been acting up over the last couple of months. Any ideas? Thank you.V/r             

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Hi

When I highlight text in Word 2010, the background of the highlight becomes white and the text itself becomes dark blue. Is there a way to change it in Regedit (or elsewhere)?

I tried fiddling with colors here, but no luck:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Colors
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop Colors

Answer:Changing text highlight color in Word2010 using dark theme

This link might help:

Change Text Colors - Microsoft Word

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Miss-spelled word.. It's driving me up the wall because I rely on it. "Ask google for suggestions" is checked as is "check the spelling of text fields" and the language is set to english. It gives a red underline when a word isn't spelled correctly, it just isn't giving me suggestions when I highlight and right click.
 

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I know there has to be some out there.
Many times I'd like to highlight a word in some text I've found, and get it's definition.

Is there anything like that for free?

thanks,
jA
 

Answer:Any free(highlight and right click) on-line dictionary programs/utilities I can use?

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As it says... I often need to highlight a section of text in a web page and then look it up using Bing.

Is this doable ?

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click.to lets you send text, images, videos, and other documents which are selected to other applications with a single click. The program can even handle the selection automatically. I am using it and looks useful so far. Click.to | One click to your favourite app

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I haven't sent these texts. All I can find are comments that its not possible to get infected with a virus.. if this is the case how did these texts get sent... and is there anything I can do to fix the issue? Thanks in advance!

Answer:My Nokia Lumia has sent text messages inviting friends to click on a video link..how did these text messages get sent?

Do originals show up as sent texts on your phone? Taking a guess that someone is spoofing your phone number on their own device.

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Hi all,I replaced my power supply to upgrade from 250w to 480w.  I carefully unplugged the old and re-plugged the new (after unplugging power source) and when I confidently turned everything back on the hard drive seems not to work.  there's a faint beep but I'm not sure if it's the POST beep or not.  (I have a vague understanding of that)Instead, the hard drive clicks quite clearly and it clicks 4x then pauses, then 4x, pause, etc, etc. I tried re-plugging the old power supply back in and get the same result.   The computer screen just stays blank the whole time.Did my hard drive just die at that point?   Could switching ps cause the hd to die?a few facts:I do touch the computer case before I stick my hands in there to remove static charge.HD is western digital caviar 40g  WD400Computer is 3ghz P4 running xp with sp3replacement power supply says it's for a P4 and it fits perfectly where the old one came out, same connections etc.I have a 160g drive on it's way from Ebay that I intended to replace this drive with anyway and I have the 40g drive backed up on an external so it's not a disaster but it sure is an inconvenience.I'm ready to try hitting it on the side (percussive maintenance) but thought I'd try a post first. :-)Thanks,John

Answer:western digital hard drive "click,click,click,click...pause...click,etc

try a different power connector to the hard drive. I take it the machine doesn't post, then? If not, it could be something else.Does everything work again when you use the old PSU?

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can anyone help me how to remove this weired text in my IE 11 right clikc menu ? when I click on these texts nothing happens.check those three texts in bottom above properties

Answer:Weired Text in IE 11 Right click menu

can anyone help me ?

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Hello,

While doing research for papers... I like to copy text as reference (not plagiarize), copy and paste it into a word doc etc,... (only text, not pictures in this case)

However... certain websites do not allow you to even right click and drag on the text.

How can i overcome this, without having to hand-type the information i need?

Thanks for any tips.
 

Answer:web pages where you can't right click (copy) the text?

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Hi Everybody, I need help; I keep getting random popups when i click a text box to type in on firefox.

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My HP laptop no longer allows me to highlight text (for copying and pasting) using the mouse on the laptop.  It no longer lets me drag emails into folders etc.  Any ideas ehy and how I can fix it?

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Recently there's been an annoying little animation pop up whenever I click something. I can't really explain it, but it's similar to the blinking | you see when typing in text fields. Everything I click on something it shows up. It's really annoying. It even happens when I click a picture, except it appears as a HUGE blinking bar. Can someone help?

Answer:Not sure.. text field-like highlights when I click anything

A picture...is sometime worth a thousand words, can you post a screenshot?

Louis

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I can't click on any textbox from chrome, such as the addressbar,
the ctrl+f window, the name box at the top of a bookmark editing window,
login prompts for ftp servers etc. Boxes inside webpages do work.

I've tried reinstalling Chrome, no effect. Doesn't occur in firefox (which I installed to check whether it was just chrome).
 

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can anyone help me how to remove this weired text in my IE 11 right clikc menu ? when I click on these texts nothing happens.check those three texts in bottom above properties

Answer:Weired Text in IE 11 Right click menu

can anyone help me ?

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Hi,
I need to implement the XAML page in which there is TextBox at the bottom of the page. I have implemented the desired functionality,
have created one grid with two rows. In the first row I have mentioned the Heading Text and in the Second row I have Created the Text Box alligned it Veritically at bottom. The problem is that When I am clicking the text box the entire page is getting scrolled upwards beyond screen and the header is getting hide. I need that only the 2nd Row having the text box should get scrolled and not the first Row. The row having the Header should remain intact and visible even when the user clcik the TextBox.
Followning is my code snippett:
<Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
<Grid.RowDefinitions>
<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
<RowDefinition Height="*" />
</Grid.RowDefinitions>
<StackPanel Grid.Row="0" Style="{StaticResource StackPanelHeaderStyle}" Height="100">
<TextBlock Style="{StaticResource StackPanelHeaderStyleTextBlock}" Text="Comments" />
</StackPanel>
<!--<Grid x:Name="ContentPanel" Grid.Row="1" Margin="12,0,12,0">
<toolkit:PhoneTextBox VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Auto" x:Name="txtusername" MaxHeight="300" BorderThickness="1" BorderBrush="Black" Foreground="Black" TextWrapping="Wrap" Height ="Auto" Width="432" AcceptsReturn="True" Background="Red" VerticalAlignment="Bottom"/>
</Grid>-->
<ScrollViewer Grid.Row="1">
<toolkit:PhoneTextBox VerticalScrollBa... Read more

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I have a THINKPAD x60S running Windows XP. All of a sudden I am unable to right click on text and get the menu for copying/pasting in OWA. I also can't drag text around. However, I can do it in the preview panel! When I right click I get the extended menu, not the copy/paste menu. I can use Ctrl Keys to cut and copy but again can't do it with the right click.

I have been seaching sites for possible solutions. The only thing I found was that it might be a virus. So i did a full scan with Norton and found nothing.

Does anyone have any ideas? It's a total pain...
 

Answer:Can't Right Click Copy or Drag Text in OWA

I don`t know anything about OWA,but reinstalling

is usually the first thing to do with broken software.
 

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Hello all,
I need to have an option like "new text file" next to "new folder" option below menu bar.
Is it possible to tweak registry and do something like this?
I am attaching an image to show what exactly i mean..



Thank you,
Rakesh

Answer:How to create new text file in one click ?

Hi rakesh and welcome to Seven Forums.
Right click in a blank area of a folder select New->Text Document.

OK I know It's two clicks.

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Often when i`m cruising around, I`ll see something thaT I want to plug into Google to search. Until recently, I would highlight the word or phrase, then right click and one of the options was `Search Google

Recently I got a virus install of about 6 useless programs. I got them un-installed finally, I cannot seem to rid myself of the right-click search defaulting to this other program.. I think its called Mixi DJ V4.

Attached is a screenshot of what it looks like.

Can you folks help?

Answer:How to change default right click for highlighted text

welcome to Seven Forums.
Mixi DJ V4 is a malware/virus/rogue toolbar app. In my sis are links to MalwareBytes ans SuperAntiSpyware, download both, update and run full scans, separately. Be sure to UNcheck Start Trial version for MalwareBytes.

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OK so I have a few batch files and I need to edit them constantly, when I right click on the file, I have the option to edit it, but it always opens in notepad. I'd like it to change to open with notepad++, how can I do this?

Note that this isn't for double clicking on it, when I double click it, it should run.
 

Answer:change right click -> edit, text editor

Change the file association for .txt files?
 

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two threads in one day for me. yoi.

i upped to firefox 1.06 this morning, and i'm noticing something peculiar.

typically, i middle click on links to open them in other tabs, but since the upgrade this won't work if the text is bold. if it is not bold, then middle clicking works normally.

edit, well the third re-start seemed to clear that up. don't know why it didn't work the first two times i killed firefox.
 

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Since "upgrading" to Windows 10 I have needed to restart my computer every other day to fix weird interface glitches. There are a bunch, and I will make separate threads for them because I don't know if they happen for the same reason.

This thread is about the right click menu missing all the text on it. I have attached an image. The different menus are still clickable, I just can't see what I'm clicking! I have tried restarting just Explorer.exe, but that doesn't help. I need to reboot the whole system to fix this.

Answer:Windows 10 Right Click Menu Text Missing

Got the same problem.

So far I got around it by creating links to the missing options.
Like Taskbar Properties etc.
Creating these links takes a bit of searching & work.

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ctsrda.com shows up with nearly every screen and leads nowhere, nor does it contain any text. At the same time sliding "popups" appear at the lower left screen. A second slider comes out from the left of the first, effectively blocking whatever I am viewing.
 

Answer:The url ctsrda.com shows up with nearly every click and has no text. Also popups

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Please run the following scans and post the logs produced.

SCAN 1
Click on this link to download : ADWCleaner Click on the Download Now button and save it to your desktop.

NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading click on Tools > Smartscreen Filter > Turn off Smartscreen Filter then click on OK in the box that opens. Then click on the link again.

Close your browser and double click on this icon on your desktop:

You will then see the screen below, click on the Scan button (as indicated), accept any prompts that appear and allow it to run, it may take several minutes to complete, when it is done click on the Clean button, accept any prompts that appear and allow the system to reboot. You will then be presented with the report, Copy & Paste it into your next post.

NOTE: If for any reason the report does not appear, open Windows Explorer and click on the C: drive in the left pane, in the right pane you should find a new folder called Adwcleaner, double click on it and you will see the saved logs. Find the log that has a number in brackets starting with an S NOT R, similar to this: Adwcleaner[S1], double click on the one with the highest number and the log will open, Copy & Paste it into your reply.

SCAN 2
Download Malwarebytes from here: Malwarebytes if you do not already have it and save the download to your desktop and install it. Once installed, open the program by double clicking o... Read more

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I still have the same problem, so let us continue the thread web pages where you can't right click (copy) the text? !

The funny thing is, copying text from that web page worked for some months before, using either one of the two codes I found previously in the first part of the thread, but they don't work anymore. I have Firefox and Chrome, on XP. I even tried Opera, as one said previously that it bypasses all copy text protection, but it did not work for me, either.

Can you also give me an example of such a page which gives you text you can't copy? Because the one I am trying requires registration, and I don't want ti bother you with that.
 

Answer:Continuing: web pages where you can't right click (copy) the text?

that post is from 2005
and you only have 1 post above - so have you logged on as a different member ?

sites try to put a lot of protection in for images - right click etc - but as stated in the other post - lots of ways to get around that
 

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I think this is related to tiles disappearing on the start menu. It feels like a graphic bug.
But I'm not sure.

Answer:Text in right click menus on taskbar missing

Hi, you may find the following of interest, if not of immediate help, but it may suggest something..
As it turns out, the data for the Jump List items isn’t in the registry at all, but in the user’s AppData. Specifically, in a collection of files in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations. There’s one file per application; I had a somewhat magical 42 files in mine. I noted that there is also a similar folder called %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations, with fewer files in it, and which I suspect contains a cache of Jump List items that have been added programmatically by each application (such as the ‘Play All Music’ command on Media Player’s Jump List.
The files in these folders don’t have particularly useful names, but if you open them in Notepad the contents will give you a clue as to what program each one belongs to (note: don’t edit the files directly). When I compared the folder on different machines it was clear the names are the same for each application.
The file for Explorer.exe was actually the first in the list for me, and is called 1b4dd67f29cb1962.automaticDestinations-ms. The solution was simple; delete the file. As soon as I had removed it, I was able to re-pin folders, the removed file was recreated, and my life was once again sane.

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I upgraded two computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I just noticed today that a right click in a folder does not have anything other than New Folder under New. Windows 7 had several choices (Folder,Shortcut,Rich Text Document, Text Document, Wave Sound and more).

My wife's W8 works properly and a W7 VM works properly.

Does anyone know what is going on?

Answer:Right click in folder does not show New->Text Document

here
New Context Menu - Restore Default Items in Windows 10

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In almost any file that contains text such as notepad, or any windows 'box' where typing is allowed, when you select some or all of the text displayed by highlighting it, the right click menu offered for the selected text contains things like 'Open IME' or 'Right to left Reading Order' and a few others including cut, copy, paste, and delete.
Is it possible to add any custom actions to the these and if so where would I do it?
If I wanted to use the selected text in an application, is there a way to use the selection as a variable passed to the application by adding an option for that function to this menu?

Answer:Which registry key controls the right click options for selected text

Hello, there are only general programs for adding items to the context menu, not specific to that context as far as I've seen. Some only add preset functions, others like those below allow you to add anything.

Tthe more comprehensive context menu editors tend not to be free.
This one is:
Right Click Context Menu Adder: Freeware to Add Useful Shortcuts in Windows 7 and Later Desktop Context Menu - AskVG
(See under 'Functions')

More:
http://www.1-abc.net/0023/index.htm
Right click configurator

Context Menu Manager by Fahmy - rather a cluttered GUI but potentially pretty much ever option

As to whether the program you add to the context menu would process the clipboard (selected/copied text) that would be a function of that added program.

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Hi Team,
When I double clicked ESC on any of the editable text boxes, it clears the complete web page. It happens only IE only.

Is it IE issue? Any workaround to resolve the  same?
Thanks, Neel.

Kind Regards, Neel.

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It looks like this:


Anyone know how to make this white on black text or transparent.

Also the title bars in notepad etc are not transparent

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It looks like this:


Anyone know how to make this white on black text or transparent.

Also the title bars in notepad etc are not transparent

Answer:Right-click Start menu and it's white text on black

Hi, Aero disappeared after Windows 7.

However, Aeroglass (just search) offers a degree of transparency in title bars (best with a nominal fee of a couple of euros). I've used it from Win 8 on. You can have it fully transparent if you wish - variable.

MS is moving (very slowly) to a new consistent model for its GUI with rt click menus. At the moment it's a complete mix.

Win 10 is much more limited in its customisability. But please see the Customisation section for examples of themes which have been created.

Windowblinds is also now available for Win 10.

This is the only transparency option:

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Ive been using my laptop normally and consistently for the past week as I work on school papers. I was doing some research in the library and using the mouspad as normal, but when I got home and began using it the mouspad stopped clicking. It still works in that I can move the mouse and tap-click, but the tactile left click wont work at all. I need to use the tactile click to be able to highlight text for my papers. I tried turning it off and on again, as well as looking for a control panel menu that would solve this but have had no luck. I havent entered any command to make this happen so I'm at a loss on how to reverse it. Please help!

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Why is it that I am emailing back and forth to a friend using "reply" eventually the text formatting goes nuts?
I get random fonts and sizes that it refuses to reformat before I send. I once thought it was just my computer reflecting back to me weird font changes but when I asked my friend she said that's how they actually showed up, a mixture of fonts.
Does this happen most or get triggered when you cut and paste from somewhere else and make Outlook Express go out of it's mind?
 

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User in not able to add new tex ,office or any other file in drives by clicking new(Right click)
For windows 8.1 operating system
Desktop

Answer:User in not able to add new text ,office or any other file in drives by clicking new(Right click)

Is this an enterprise user?
What are the user's Active Directory file and folder permissions?

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All these look like typical malware infection symptoms. My PC has been extremely slow the past few days, and I tried scanning using NAV but nothing happens.
 
 
 
 
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:13-06-2015
Ran by dhlim_000 (administrator) on IDEA-PC on 17-06-2015 21:33:04
Running from C:\Users\dhlim_000\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: dhlim_000 (Available Profiles: dhlim_000)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Cisco WebEx LLC) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\atashost.exe
(Broadcom Corporation.) C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate\SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\PNRSvc\SkypeC2CPNRSvc.exe
(SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION) C:\Program Files\EPSON\EpsonCustomerParticipation\EPCP.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dasHost.exe
(Seiko Epson Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\escsvc64.exe
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Answer:Slow PC - Ads playing randomly, pop-ups when I click a link, text becomes links.

hi dhllim3
 
Iam only on this site once or twice per day so you may not get a reply back from me until the following day.  I see you have already run adwcleaner. Lets start with this:
 
Look in your add/remove programs panel and uninstall;
 
Amazon Browser App
ArcadeTwist
Pro PC Cleaner
UpdateAdmin or DownloadAdmin
 
After all are uninstalled reboot your machine once then rescan with FRST and post a new log and we will go form there.

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Hello,

This problem comes from my new Dell Inspiron 15 (5000 Series i5547-3750sLV ) that came with Windows 8.1 installed. When I right click programs that are pinned to the taskbar, images from the OS cover text in the window.

Notice the thumbtack image over the "unpin this program from taskbar" line. The same thing happens with the red x image next to "close window."

My system:

I have tried changing my screen resolution and theme via Windows. I also tried adjusting various settings (brightness, contrast, resolution) in the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel.

I also went to Windows 10 (which did not have this issue) then reverted back to 8.1 (for other reasons) through the downgrade feature. 8.1 still had the problem so I did a system reset which took several hours and did not solve the issue.

I am considering doing clean install with a flash drive. It would be great to avoid the trouble of finding and downloading all the necessary drivers.

Any ideas as to what is causing this issue and how I can fix it?

Answer:Rick click taskbar programs, OS images cover text.

Very common topic on here. Go down a page or two and you will find the link in the last post, how to fix this.

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i was thinking if there's a chrome/FF extension (or userscript) that allows the PC browser to emulate smartphone behavior. for instance, when we double tap on an area of text, it automatically zooms in to that area and wraps the text nicely around the window.

right now, i do it manually (using ctrl+scrollwheel, then adjusting the horizontal bar to make it fit). any recommendations for automation?

Answer:double click frame to zoom in to text (emulate smartphone behavior)?

I could not find anything that fits what you are looking for. You've probably looked and found existing extensions are fairly similar to what you do presently.

Out of interest I wrote some scripts with Macro Express and AutoIt. It only took a few minutes. They worked from a hot key (rather than double-click) and pasting into a new window at larger font or appearing in Notepad. I found that it was easier to select text with the mouse (followed by the hot key), so don't rule that out if you find such an extension.

I also made a version where it copied the text in the area so many pixels above and below the mouse. Worked OK but it could miss some text in the top and bottom lines where there was a mix of left-, centred- and right-aligned text. Unfortunately I don't know the programming for FF or Chrome so I can't help with the request. My basic apps did have the advantage that they worked for any document that has text that can be copied to the clipboard (and the text could be directly pasted anywhere else).

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Okay, I have had this computer a long time, it's always been an XP machine, though I upgraded to XP Pro recently, SP3 of course. Earlier this year, or maybe late last year, my fiance upgraded my whole computer for me, the only hardware that's the same is the hard drive, which is now a secondary hard drive, since they had to install a different hard drive to put the OS on. Don't ask me why, I don't get it, but it just wouldn't load on the old HD, probably because it already had an OS on it? Anyway, it's been fine this whole time, but yesterday my start menu started freaking out. I'd click Start, and the menu would pop up, then almost immediately disappear. If I'm quick enough, I can click on All Programs and then it will open the program list and stay open, which is nice. I figured I had a virus, so I tried opening my virus scanners to clean it up. They found a few things, but it didn't fix the start menu. I also noticed that any windows I have open will blink, like a program is trying to open in the foreground, but then doesn't. I looked online and tried checking my mouse, since some people in 2009 had said it was a glitchy mouse button, but that wasn't it. Then I tried booting in safe mode, running Avira Anti-Vir, and Spybot S&D. I found two more serious-sounding bugs and cleaned them up, but still no avail with the start menu and windows blinking. I did notice that these problems only occur in normal boot mode, not Safe Mode. ... Read more

Answer:Start Menu, right-click, text boxes closing/deselecting constantly

Also, I found out that when i shut my computer down (after a lot of effort trying to click it fast enough), I get an error that says Svchost.exe - DLL something or other, and says that the application failed to initialize since I'm shutting down. That's when I figured that I must have some corrupted file trying to open constantly, but crashing instead. Problem is, since it's a svchost.exe, I have no idea how to figure out what program is the one crashing or how to fix it. I saw someone else having a similar issue, but with more errors, and tried the steps to solving theirs, but it didn't help me (something to do with ipv6, which wasn't even installed on my computer). I'm still drawing blanks here.

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I am using Powerpoint 2003 on my notebook running Win 7 64-bit.
The problem is, EVERY time I click in a text box or placeholder to place the cursor somewhere in the text, Powerpoint immediately highlights (selects) all the text in the box up to the point where I clicked. So if I just click and type without thinking, it wipes out half my text - I have to click twice to actually position the cursor. This happens regardless of whether I use the trackpad or plug in a mouse.

Also, figures and placeholders very often move by a few pixels when I click on them. So if I right-click an image that doesn't have focus, instead of getting the usual menu I get the shortened one with "Move Here" etc. as if I'd right-clicked it and dragged.

Very annoying!!!

I use the same version of Powerpoint on two desktop computers (both running XP) with none of these issues. So, does anybody know if this is a Win7 problem, a notebook problem, or a Powerpoint setting I can fix?
 

Answer:Solved: Powerpoint 2003 extremely annoying click = select text issue

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When you right click on desktop or in windows explorer you have an option for NEW > Rich Text Document

Now when i create a file like that, it doesn't remember or maintain the default font size and paragraph spacing. It seems that WordPad doesn't maintain a default font size and paragraph space setting. So the work around for this was to ensure it opens with a default blank file which ive already saved with empty content but with preferred font, size etc. Then you go into windows start menu and choose the wordpad shortcut and point it to this default file instead of wordpad.exe. So when each time you click WordPad it will actually open the your blank document with your preferred font settings etc. But this doesn't work when you use the right click method to create a quick WordPad doc at a particular location. Because in the right click method it again fires up wordpad.exe only.

So is there a way to force or associate the right click item in the shell folder or something to open the dummy default document instead. That is when you select new Rich Text Doc, it should actually open mydefault.rtf which ive positioned at a stable location on my system (or whatever i called my dummy file) when i click on it.
 

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Greetings! I've searched everywhere for the answer to this issue. It must be common, but I can't find it anywhere. I'm using MS Word 2007, but the problem was the same in 2003. I sometimes get a text box that is behind regular text. I need to move it. One normally just selects a text box and drags, or cut and paste, it where one wants. However, when it is behind text, it can't be selected. I have found no way to select normal text and "send it behind."

How do I get to this text box that is behind my regular text? I've been told to "move the regular text out of the way, then you will be able to get to your text box." But the text box moves with text!

Thanks,

7nyerik
 

Answer:Text box stuck behind regular text in MS Word 2003 and 2007, Can't select text box.

You can't post a link to your computer to post an image. We cannot access your computer. Upload the png image as an attachment please. To do that, scroll down to "Manage Attachments" then click on "Browse" to locate the file on your computer then "open" it and then click on "Upload" and submit your reply.
 

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Hello guys,
my first post! :)

I found this thread :

[SOLVED] New Text Document?

and wanted to post there but that thread was already closed.
is possible that I have a name like "Link" or "My Note" or something like that as a default name? I don't want to be have to change the default "New Text Document" name.

thanks..

Answer:Customizing "New Text Document" name in Windows right-click menu?

Just as well that thread was closed as it's considered bad practice to jump in with a different issue on someone else's thread.

There's a guide here on how to edit the items that appear in the File > New
context-menu: New Menu - Context and File - Vista Forums

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This text "Click to Edit" is constantly showed on my desktop...even now while I am writting it is there...right on the middle of the screen. It only dissappears when I hold left mouse button.
Is there anyone who could help me get rid of this annoying text?
I can send screenshot if it would help to visualise problem.

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I would like to make my clickpad similar in that clicking down anywhere will left click, but using two fingers will right click. Basically I'd like to disable the left/right functionality from the bottom of the touchpad. Is this possible?

Answer:making yoga 13 clickpad completely left click/right click on two finger click/tap?

bump^^^^^^second that

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