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Selecting text shouldn't pause program

Many people run into the unexpected behavior that accidentally selecting text on the console causes their program to pause when it tries to write to the output stream.

While text is selected, the console should continue to read from the output stream, and have some different way to provide stable text selection (freeze the scrollbar, or just render the text after the selection ended?).

Here's some other users who probably find the current behavior unintuitive:
https://superuser.com/questions/555160/windows-command-prompt-freezing-on-focus
https://superuser.com/questions/459609/what-does-it-do-exactly-if-i-click-in-the-window-of-cmd

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