editing text in firefox, word selection issue

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Smiff2
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editing text in firefox, word selection issue

Post by Smiff2 »

ok this is definitely a newbie Q!

when i double click a word in a text entry box in firefox in windows, it selects the word. this is very useful for editing and i've been doing this for years.

in mint and firefox, double click on a word does nothing. but 3 clicks select all !

any ideas please? not sure if this is firefox, gnome, or something else?
aes2011
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Re: editing text in firefox, word selection issue

Post by aes2011 »

Smiff2 wrote:ok this is definitely a newbie Q!

when i double click a word in a text entry box in firefox in windows, it selects the word. this is very useful for editing and i've been doing this for years.

in mint and firefox, double click on a word does nothing. but 3 clicks select all !

any ideas please? not sure if this is firefox, gnome, or something else?
I'm using Firefox 7 and Mint 11 (gnome): double-clicking on a word selects it. Triple-clicking selects a paragraph.
Smiff2
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Re: editing text in firefox, word selection issue

Post by Smiff2 »

i should be clearer, just realised: double click to select a word works on some sites like this one, but not everywhere!

actually its even more specific that that.. it works on some entry boxed in a page, but not others! v weird

i'm using firefox 5.0 on Mint11 64bit Gnome
thanks.


will try to find example that isn't on a private account.
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