[texworks] Unwanted automatic text selection for every mouse move in v.0.6.4

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 15:06:16 CET 2020

Dear Alexei,

On 19.03.20 22:55, Alexei Akhmetshin wrote:
> Recently I installed the latest TeXworks version 0.6.4 on my MacPro (Cataline 10.15.3) and encountered a problem. Below is a step-by-step description. In order to resolve the issue I rolled back to TeXworks version 0.6.2, where the problem does not exist.
> 1. Start TeXworks, open previously existing tex file.
> 2. In the editor screen click in the open file, say, somewhere on line 10.
> 3. Make a simple mouse move (that is, use a 1-finger motion gesture on the build-in trackpad) so that it points to somewhere in line 20. 
> UNWANTED RESULT: all text between lines 10 and 20 gots highlighted as if I wanted to select it.

Thanks for reporting. (Presumably) the same issue has also been reported
at https://github.com/flathub/org.tug.texworks/issues/1.
It seems this is caused by a recent change in Qt, the underlying
framework TeXworks uses for the user interface.

Could you try the latest development version from
(March 20 or later should work)? Does this fix the problem?


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