Are you in Live View?
Are you using APDiv Layers? Disable CSS.
No APDiv layers. I have some AP graphics inside divs. Just out of curiosity, is there a Disable CSS switch somewhere? Or do I have to unlink stylesheets?
Go to View > Style Rendering > untick display styles.
Well, that lets me select text all right. Thanks. It seems like a pretty violent cure, though. I swear I remember being able to select text in split or design view before, without any hassle. I find it a convenient way to navigate to particular chunks of code.
(When I'm not doing multimedia, I write historical fiction.)
I'm a very intermittent web guy, and I thought for sure someone would write in and say, "click the stop-selecting-divs-and-start-selecting-text button that is right in front of your face!"
Whoah! Stop the presses!
I just went to test the other pages on the site, and they all responded to double-clicking. So I went back to the page cited above – and it behaved properly, too!
So now I have an intermittent problem. Oh boy!
I know I am not imagining this, because it has been driving me wild for months – every time I go to maintain this site, in fact. I've even displaced the container div with my frantic double-clicking.
I wonder if there is something that is preventing my double-clicks from registering correctly. I have an Apple Magic Mouse, and they are occasionally prone to misbehavior. Next time I get this symptom in DW, I'll plug in a USB mouse and see what happens.
Thanks for the input, Nancy. It was helpful in narrowing down the list of potential villains.
You have many irregular HTML tags. <h1-faded> is not valid code. It should be expressed as:
I suggest scanning your code for errors and fixing them. It might help alleviate the problems you're having.
Code Validation Tools
HTML - http://validator.w3.org/
<h1-faded> is a typo, but there is basic inconsistency in the code that marks events as past. I'm a visitor to web design, so I tend to kludge together ad hoc code to get me through immediate tasks and problems. Thanks for reminding me about the validation tools. That will make it easier to iron out the site when I get a breather!