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When in IE if I want to select  a portion of line: say " The Sky is blue" and I only want to highlight (left click and highlight "The Sk" IE auto selecst more than I want.

It selects "The Sky".

How can I turn this functionality off? It seems to be a system wide setting. I have this behavior in IE, Word and Lotus Notes.
I'm running XP and IE 7.
Thanks.
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I know that it selects the whole word first, if you then move the mouse pointer to the end of that word, it will allow you to work backwards and select individual portions of the word.
I've had a look and can't find a global setting for this. Someone else maybe able to point towards a registry key or similar.

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I guess it can't be done.

thanks.
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