Cantankerous 'highlight to quote or reply'

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When i click&hihglight with intent to quote or reply
it takes multiple attempts to make the 'quote" and 'reply' buttons appear
most recently five
sometimes it just refuses until i reverse the direction of my sweep
very rarely does it work first try



is this a quirk of touchpads ? do you folks with legitimate mice have same frustration ?

Is there some setting i need to tweak ? 3 finger drag is set 'off'
Asusz computer with Synaptics touchpad & driver.
Microshaft driver is completely unusable because it can't turn off tapping, so please don't suggest that..
 

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Asusz computer with Synaptics touchpad & driver.
I just tested with my Asus laptop touchpad using Synaptics driver and it was just like using a mouse. What browser are you using?
 
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When i click&hihglight with intent to quote or reply
it takes multiple attempts to make the 'quote" and 'reply' buttons appear
most recently five
sometimes it just refuses until i reverse the direction of my sweep
There have been a few times in the past where I was not able to select some text to quote. If I refreshed the page in the browser, things worked as expected.
 
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When i click&hihglight with intent to quote or reply
it takes multiple attempts to make the 'quote" and 'reply' buttons appear
most recently five
sometimes it just refuses until i reverse the direction of my sweep
very rarely does it work first try



is this a quirk of touchpads ? do you folks with legitimate mice have same frustration ?

Is there some setting i need to tweak ? 3 finger drag is set 'off'
Asusz computer with Synaptics touchpad & driver.
Microshaft driver is completely unusable because it can't turn off tapping, so please don't suggest that..

I have had the same problem. Sometimes the "quote" system works fine, but sometimes there is a considerable delay. I have a Windows 10 machine and I'm using a mouse. I have very slow WiFi service right now. Sometimes PF seem very slow to the point of getting stuck, in which case I close the browser, then reopen and find that I'm logged off. But as I said, I can't really blame PF at this stage because my WiFi is horrible. I have problems sometimes with delayed response in other sites. "Refreshing" does not work for me in such cases. It may be somewhat browser dependent. I'm still looking into it.
 
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is this a quirk of touchpads ? do you folks with legitimate mice have same frustration ?
Yup.
 
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I've tested the highlight quote on Win10 using the latest version of Chrome, FF, IE and Opera without problems. Those who have problem please state your browser, version and OS. Thanks!
 
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is this a quirk of touchpads ? do you folks with legitimate mice have same frustration ?
This happens to me on my desktop moderately often. Most recently a few minutes ago. Reversing the direction of the click-drag does seem to usually fix the problem, but I don't remember if it always makes it work for me.

I usually use Firefox and am on Windows Vista currently.

A couple of times I thought it might be related to where the sentence(s) was in the post, like first sentence of the post, or first sentence of a paragraph, but I haven't been able to correlate it to anything yet. Knowing now that it happens to others sometimes, I will play with it more the next time it happens to me.
 
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I don't know why, but my Quote │Reply buttons show immediately after I highlight text and let up on the left mouse button... maybe its Windows 10. ? lol
Reversing the direction of the click-drag does seem to usually fix the problem...
I doesn't seem to matter what direction I use, or where I start... I can even grab one letter... ?
R
If people are having trouble, here's something they might try, though... and make sure to keep the shift key held down.

Reply button 1.jpg


Damn... Paint, sucks ! [COLOR=#black]..[/COLOR] :mad:






 
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LOL. Thanks @OCR I'll try that variation if/when it happens again.
 
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You bet... :check:
 
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I just tested with my Asus laptop touchpad using Synaptics driver and it was just like using a mouse. What browser are you using?
Firefox 52.0.1

edit win 10 until i get courage to install this win7 disc i was lucky enough to acquire.

edit Hmm Never thought about Shift key , will tinker with it
 
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intermittent. Comes and goes, perhaps related to traffic density? Doing well here in the wee hours . Just worked fine twenty times in a row, sometimes it's the other way 'round..

But here's one.

CantankerousQuote.jpg



Very next try
CantankerousQuote2.jpg



Aha - Zombie fingers ?
It doesn't turn gray to let you know it's deselected until something else happens like click "Snip" button.
CantankerousQuote3.jpg

EDIT even that's inconsistent.

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Was Made to Torment Man
Jezebel, it was you". Frankie Lane
 
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I think you got it...[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR] :thumbup:

Pointer.JPG

I put the pointer over by your avatar and sure enough... no buttons showed after I highlighted the text.

I tried it on one of my posts, too... same deal, no buttons.

Pointer 1.JPG

 
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It's JavaScript, so it's processed locally on your computer only.

It has that horrid virus known as Windows Ten .
 
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Vista was garbage, upgrade asap! :biggrin:
I still use a laptop/notebook computer with Windows Vista. I find very little trouble with it; only minor browser signin difficulties but nothing more.

As far as post quoting, I have learned to do a couple of things:
  • Use of the Multiquote feature and delete some portions when I desire to
  • Sometimes just use Copy & Paste and put in the quote tags manually and other labeling.
The machine with Vista, I use Firefox version 52 or the most current version. The Windows 10 machine I use Google Chrome, fully upto date whatever it is.
 

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