Browser trick to copy large blocks of text easily

This is the age of computers and the Internet when most persons with Internet access do most of their researching online (including yours truly), but getting the information from certain websites is not always as easy as you’d expect, especially when in trying to select a couple paragraphs you find yourself selecting a whole bunch of pictures, banners and ads among other things.

Today’s tech tip is one you will love since it allows you to select the text you want without the need to hold down any mouse button or even move the scroll wheel on your mouse for that matter.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Move the cursor to the front of the first word in the block of text you’d like to copy/have
  2. Left mouse click (nothing will appear to happen, but that’s okay)
  3. Hold down Shift on your keyboard (keep holding it down)
  4. Go to the end of the block of text you’d like to have and left mouse click again
  5. The block of text should now be selected which means you can now copy it and then paste it in your favourite word processor or wherever else you so desire

NB:  This trick should work for all the major web browsers, but I have to admit that I’ve only tried it in Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, so if you’re using a different browser please give it a try and let me know if it works in the comment section below.

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Author: Jervis Dabreo

Jervis A. Dabreo (1979 - ) is a Grenadian author, blogger and high school teacher with a passion for technology and empowering others.

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