[ACCEPTED]-What is disableSelection used for in jQuery UI?-jquery-ui

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Score: 108

It's useful if you want to make text unselectable. If, for 5 instance, you want to make drag-and-drop 4 elements with text on, it'd be annoying 3 to the user if the text on the box accidentally 2 would get selected when trying to drag the 1 box.

Score: 8

Caveat emptor: .disableSelection() is actually harmful on some 2 browsers, as it prevents clicking active 1 elements (e.g. textareas) inside the sortable.

  • Firefox 33.1 for Mac OS X (Yosemite): .disableSelection() prevents clicking on embedded textarea; doesn't seem to have any effect otherwise (i.e. it is still impossible to select text with the mouse in the sortable if omitted)
  • Chrome 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) for Mac OS X: .disableSelection() seems to have no effect whatsoever.
Score: 0

jQuery documentation says to not use it 2 http://api.jqueryui.com/disableselection/

Also, I found that it made elements with 1 contenteditable="true" no longer editable.

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