I cannot use my stylus or finger to select text.
Since Quantum, I cannot use my finger or my stylus to select text in Firefox. My touch functionality works. I can scroll and click. I can even double click to select a single word but I cannot select entire chunks of text. Sometimes, rarely, I get slider controls to select more but only on certain pages (not Google) and never when using my stylus. I have had this problem for nearly a year now and cannot update Firefox because of it: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1187847.
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 31.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0
Sounds like a driver issue. Uninstall and reinstall the stylus driver/software again and then check it's settings.
Hi postbenji, is it device that runs the "desktop" version of Firefox, such as a Surface tablet running Windows 10 Pro? Although I don't have access to a device like that, I would expect the selection to be somewhat similar to Android, where you long press or double-tap a word, then Firefox selects the word and provides "handles" at the beginning and end that you can move to adjust the selection.
Thank you both for your replies. I do not have the issue in other programs where you can select text, so it is not a driver issue. I think the "handles" you referred to jscher2000 are the slider controls I mentioned in my OP. They are now working on a few more websites than before. I can now use them to select text in Google Search for example. However, It is still very uncomfortable and time consuming to use and I am still running into chunks of text which do not allow selection through double-tapping. I will have to continue to use the highly outdated pre-quantum Firefox. The device I use is a Windows hybrid tablet with a touch screen and stylus.