I know this sounds sort of strange, but I double-click on words a lot to highlight them. After they’re highlighted, I (in WordPress) make them bolded. I do this all the time, so it’s truly a nuisance when I find that after I double-click, a trailing space is highlighted as well. I don’t want that there, but in order to remove it, there’s only one option; don’t double-click to highlight. Click and drag instead.
I got fed up the other day, so I did a bit of searching around for any tips to overcome this small issue I was faced with. Someone on a forum out there suggested that the reason the trailing space is added to the highlighted word is because Microsoft Windows assumes you’re going to be pasting that word somewhere else in your paragraph and that you’ll likely need that space. How annoying is that?
Anyway, the way to remove the added space, in Google Chrome, is to double-click to highlight the word, but on the second click, don’t let go of your left mouse button. While it’s still pressed down, simply drag to the left slightly. Doing this will remove the space and if you continue to drag to the left or right, you can actually highlight additional text if you wanted to.
By the way, this only works on Windows for people using the Chrome browser. I still haven’t figured out how to make this work under different circumstances.
Do you have any further suggestions?