Highlighting text and releasing the button over a link clicks the link - by Hally166

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ID 598389 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 23
Opened 9/15/2010 3:11:37 PM
Duplicates 598673 599037 599156 599555 600355 600369 600564 600792 601114 601290 601535 603384 603530 603665 603880 603889 604155 604215 604272 604311 605293 605783 605790 606130 606392 608792 610879 611586 611962 611995 612962 614028 614387 614707 614711 615334 618385 618908 619527 620509 621131 621718 623304 624160 624879 625292 625312 625904 630057 630167 631819 638587 Access Restriction Public


If you highlight text and release the left mouse button whilst over a link IE9 clicks the link.  For example in Google if you highlight the start of your search you will very likely finish with your pointer over the google logo which results in you going back to the google homepage rather than highlighting the text. 
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Posted by Snowknight26 on 2/20/2011 at 11:45 PM
Somehow had some old DLLs from the beta. Fixed indeed.
Posted by tsrblke on 2/19/2011 at 11:50 AM
I just tested it in the RC an am not seing it, any particular website your using (I used google.)
Posted by Snowknight26 on 2/10/2011 at 9:01 AM
Not fixed in the RC either.
Posted by jZe on 1/27/2011 at 8:37 AM
Still broken in Still broken in 9.0.7940.16406
Posted by RDrr on 12/7/2010 at 2:47 PM
I am using IE 9.0.7930.16406 (thought it's 'preview 7' that I installed after removing IE9 back to IE8, rebooting)

I still have that highlight issue... highlighting text (in input box ) right to left, swinging mouse out to left, outside of text/input box, and over a link, clicks the link.

Posted by Tigerblade on 10/29/2010 at 5:36 PM
nice that you fixed it in the Preview 6 but most of us are your normal users and not developers, so we are using the public beta which is not fixed yet....
Posted by Microsoft on 10/29/2010 at 12:55 PM
Thank you for your feedback.

This issue was resolved in Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview Build released on 10/28/2010. Please verify the change and file a new feedback (or reactivate the existing one) if the problem persists.

The internal Microsoft bug was resolved. We wait til another build has been released before resolving and communicate with the bug filer. When the bug is resolved, you get a message. The resolution should be "Fixed" not "External"

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Stilgar on 10/23/2010 at 5:13 PM
What does "External" mean? What external system is to blame for unintentional clicks on links in IE?
Posted by Microsoft on 9/22/2010 at 8:35 AM
Thank you for your feedback.

We were able to reproduce the issue and are investigating it.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Hally166 on 9/15/2010 at 3:12 PM
The highlighted text must be in a text box.