Monday, February 7, 2022

Cursor stuck in selection mode (Windows)

Cursor stuck in selection mode (Windows)

Occasionally, and lately more frequently, my computer gets locked in selection mode.

Mouse wheel does not function as usual, and when I click, selection gets extended.

My system is a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop, and I am using an External keyboard, connected via USB.

External keyboard is very old and does not have the Windows KEY.

Researching about this problem I came to an hypothesis, related to mouse ClickLock option inadvertently being set, but this was not my case.

(mouse clicklock can be accessed via mouse settings/additional mouse options).

When it happens, this strange behavior occurs in any software that I am using, and my solution was to reboot.

Today I found that pressing CTRL+LEFTSHIFT+RIGHTSHIFT on my external keyboard, selection mode gets back to normal.