Possible to enable shift-click to select text in Google Docs?
July 10, 2024 7:12 AM   Subscribe

Shift-clicking on two points to select the text in between is common functionality through the desktop computing world on macOS and Windows. However, Google Docs does not support it .

The browser itself has the function anywhere else I go on the web. I feel like it used to be in Google Docs because I am running up against my muscle memory in Google Docs, where I think it should work but it doesn't. Is there a way to enable it? I looked for relevant flags and browser extensions but did not find any. I am aware of the other ways to select text, it's just that this one works virtually everywhere else!
posted by Mo Nickels to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Best answer: Do you have any extensions installed, or any programs that might be grabbing control of your shift key? I'm unable to recreate this - I'm able to click to place my cursor somewhere, then shift-click elsewhere to select the text between those two points.
posted by sagc at 7:18 AM on July 10 [2 favorites]

Best answer: I also just tested this in Firefox and Chrome, and both worked fine for me. Sorry, I can't replicate your issue.
posted by Acari at 7:35 AM on July 10 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Excellent! Thank you. Turns out it was a conflict with the Stop the Madness extension.
posted by Mo Nickels at 7:42 AM on July 10 [3 favorites]

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