Monday, 29 April 2013

Simple computer tips - yet another way of marking text

This is the simplest of all - and very useful when marking text in a web site or similar display. Simply click the mouse at the point where you want the marked text to start, then hold down the shift key and click at the end of the marked text.

Have a go with this page: just click once, move the mouse and click again. Easy?

Copying from a web page is a little tricky because you also pick up the formatting which is often not what you want. So in my next tip, I’ll cover how to copy the text without all that confusing formatting