Rechercher dans l’assistance

Évitez les escroqueries à l’assistance. Nous ne vous demanderons jamais d’appeler ou d’envoyer un SMS à un numéro de téléphone ou de partager des informations personnelles. Veuillez signaler toute activité suspecte en utilisant l’option « Signaler un abus ».

Learn More

Blue Tear Drops

  • 11 réponses
  • 1 a ce problème
  • 21 vues
  • Dernière réponse par cor-el

more options

What are the blue tear drops that randomly surround text? These appeared after a recent update; how to I remove this "feature"? Thanks.

Toutes les réponses (11)

more options

Hi, can you give an example of what they look like? You can attach an image file to a reply. This article has tips on capturing screenshots: How do I create a screenshot of my problem?

more options

Please see the attachment.

more options
more options

I don't know whether those have a name, but I think of them as "selection handles" displayed on touch displays. Is this on a tablet or convertible?

more options

Both of my convertibles started displaying this a couple of weeks ago. It's nothing that I believe I turned on.

more options

Go to about:config and set layout.accessiblecaret.enabled_on_touch = false

more options

Thank you; I made the changes on both of my convertibles and we'll see what happens. By the way, what is the purpose of these tear drops?

more options

As jscher2000 said, it's for touch mode.

more options

I did some testing and you can also use it with a mouse, to make it easier to adjust the selection, especial with leading white-space.


about:config =>

  • layout.accessiblecaret.enabled = true
  • layout.accessiblecaret.hide_carets_for_mouse_input = false
  • layout.accessiblecaret.height = 17.0 (36.0)
  • layout.accessiblecaret.width = 15.0 (34.0)
  • layout.accessiblecaret.margin-left = -8.0 (-18.5)
more options

I don't know about the phone, I really don't use it for internet searches.

more options

Did you check that these prefs are set to false to hide the carets ?

  • layout.accessiblecaret.enabled = false
  • layout.accessiblecaret.enabled_on_touch = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".