Cannot select neighboring words

Steps to reproduce

1 try to select part of a sentence, i.e. several words
2 fail

Expected result

selecting words

Actual result

whole item being selected, less than what the mouse/finger covers being selected, or nothing happening


latest version of Desktop+latest version of Chrome+Safari
Mac Catalina 10.15.4
no third-party scripts
using mouse or touchpad

Additional information

see attached video

Additional comments

selecting part of a sentence works in other apps

Just tested on 10.15.4 latest Safari and latest Chrome. Didn’t seem to have any issues selecting text at all.

Did it just started happening for you? Did it used to work before?

Also your video didn’t seem to be attached.