jules wrote:I don't think it should have one when you casually move the mouse across a text editor in, for example, a message window.
I'm reading this as "I don't think a Juce read only TextEditor should be behave the same way as every native platform static-text object which supports selection."
But I would like to have the option (to behave the same way as widgets from Apple and Microsoft). Toggling a property on the control to get conforming behavior is fine. You said that you'd feel comfortable with requiring a click to get the conforming behavior, and that's fine, as long as I can turn that part off (Apple and Microsoft widgets don't require a click before displaying an I-beam).
Conclusion: I would like to set an option on a read-only TextEditor that makes it conform to selectable, read only static text controls from Apple and Microsoft.