Bug while selecting text with mouse - by Real McCoy

Status : 

  By Design<br /><br />
		The product team believes this item works according to its intended design.<br /><br />
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ID 747191 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 4
Opened 6/6/2012 7:10:20 PM
Access Restriction Public

Description

In IE, if you click in the middle of a word and while press-and-hold Shift key click somewhere else within the same word boundary, it would select the letters from the first click till the last click. 

Like in word "Microsoft", if your first click was between 'c' and 'r' and second click (while holding Shift key) between 'f' and 't', it would highlight 'rosof'.

Now, if the second click is performed beyond the current word boundary, it will move the location of first click to at the start of the word boundary (or at the end, if second click is performed backward) and also move the location of second click to the end of the word (in case the click took place somewhere in between the word).

For example, in the sentence "Microsoft is a software giant.",  if your first click was between 'c' and 'r' of word "Microsoft" and second click (while holding Shift key) was performed after the letter 'g' of the word "giant", it would highlight 'Microsoft is a software giant' instead of 'rosoft is a software g'

Please provide an option similar to the one Microsoft word has "When selecting, automatically select entire word" under File > Options > Advanced: Editing options. Deselecting this option should precisely pinpoint the selection where user clicked.
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Posted by Microsoft on 12/18/2012 at 12:44 PM
Thank you for your feedback.

The issue you are reporting is by design. It seems that you are actually requesting a feature for IE10 like what Microsoft word has "When selecting, automatically select entire word" under File > Options > Advanced: Editing options. Deselecting this option should precisely pinpoint the selection where user clicked. Please provide a similar option in Advanced Internet Options. "
We will closed this report as by design, And take your request into consideration.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Real McCoy on 11/5/2012 at 1:05 PM
Can you please tell me how this bug is resolved? I am using IE10 RTM and I can't find an option similar to the one Microsoft word has "When selecting, automatically select entire word" under File > Options > Advanced: Editing options. Deselecting this option should precisely pinpoint the selection where user clicked.

Please provide a similar option in Advanced Internet Options.
Posted by Microsoft on 11/5/2012 at 12:17 PM
Thank you for your feedback.
This issue was resolved in Internet Explorer 10 released on 10/26/2012.
Please verify the change and file a new feedback (or reactivate the existing one) if the problem persists.

Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Microsoft on 6/19/2012 at 8:17 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 Real McCoy on 6/12/2012 at 4:36 PM
Alright I have updated the bug report. Please consider reviewing the reproduction steps.
Posted by Microsoft on 6/12/2012 at 2:50 PM
Thank you for your feedback.

We are currently unable to reproduce this issue as described.

Following the instructions in the description did not reproduce the effect.

We value your feedback. If you have additional information that can help us recreate this issue — such as a specific url, more detailed steps, test results from different machines, or additional conditions — please reactivate the bug or submit a new bug with more details on how to reproduce the issue. You can also read the guidelines at https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/content/content.aspx?ContentID=16254 regarding filing a good bug report.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team