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For some reason lately Chrome won't let me highlight and cut / copy the text in my location bar. The cursor just locks itself wherever I click it. I CAN highlight and select text anywhere else in Chrome and cut / copy though, just not the URL Bar. I'm using Windows 8 64-Bit. Help! Crying

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Re: I Can't Highlight / Select Text in the Google Chrome ...
Phantom wrote:

Chrome won't let me highlight and cut / copy the text in my location bar.

I've had this happen before too and never did solve it, it just fixed itself somehow. I didn't get time to really investigate it at the time but I'm assuming it might've been an extension, but not sure which one. This is just a guess though.

At the time one hacky way I got around it though was one of several ways, one way is to:

  • Place your cursor at the very end of the URL in the Location Bar
  • Hold the Shift button
  • Click your cursor at the very beginning

Click your cursor anywhere in the Location Bar, and then press Ctrl + A to "Select All".

Triple-click your cursor in the Location Bar. This will also Highlight everything.

Either choice you use, you can then cut / copy / paste as usual. Not a "real fix", it's still very annoying, but at least it's something in the meantime.

Shhh.. dont tell anyone, but we also have a private forum area with the really good stuff, see?

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