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Every time I attempt to mark a selection in a 32-bit console application, the selection cursor becomes incredibly slow and I start getting beeps; the selection disappears once I let up on the left mouse-button, and there is no time to press Enter to capture the text to the clipboard. 64-bit console applications do not have this issue.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit.

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Weird. You're not using a ps2 to usb adapter are you? – Blomkvist May 4 '11 at 16:23
No, it's on the built-in keyboard on a laptop. – Thomas S. Trias Sep 7 '11 at 20:09
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try hitting pause key before you select something or you may be interested in trying another console Alternative Windows command shell and console?

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I will try this out the next time it happens! – Thomas S. Trias Sep 7 '11 at 20:08
It works! Thanks! – Thomas S. Trias Sep 10 '11 at 15:46
this can happen in console applications when they keep refreshing at high frequency like when updating values or drawing something and that key is designed just to freeze the window :) – user8228 Sep 14 '11 at 14:37

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