curwiler wrote:
It's not univeral, it's set by the application. I turn this "feature" off myself as I hate it. For example, in Word 2003, go to Tools->Options, select the Edit tab, and then uncheck the "When selecting..." checkbox. Voila, no more selecting entire words.

-Chuck

Sweet, thanks.  Any idea how to disable it in IE? (And all the apps that use an embedded version of it)