I have a random problem with highlighting text using a mouse to cut and paste text from a website.
I am using IE11 and Windows 7
The weird thing is that the problem is random. On the majority of websites the highlight/cut/paste works every time. However on some websites it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't- if I refresh a page and am lucky it will then allow me to drag the mouse over the text but more often than not it won't (or only give me one chance or give up midway through the dragging). Also on some web sites I am able to highlight text in the original article but not highlight text from the comments section.
I've always assumed that some web site text is protected against being copied and pasted for whatever reason (e.g. copyright protection). That doesn't explain why, if you're persistent, you seem to be able to get it to work occasionally, though.
That's correct. I have encountered websites that refuse to allow you to copy at all (although I'm sure someone told me a keyboard combination that gets around this). Not the case with my present problem.
I do have the option to right click and "select all" but then of course I will have to delete loads of unwanted text when I paste.