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trick for selecting text after all these years I just discovered today =0

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  1. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    So i always thought to click in one spot, then hold down shift and select another spot in order to highlight/select text, you had to be in a editable text area, doc, input field, etc.

    but even if your cursor doesn't show up for typing, i.e. your on a blog or something reading text (or even this post) click one spot, then hold down shift and click another in the text. it wil select/highlight from the spot you clicked 1st to the 2nd =0


    either I'm :dunce:

    or :cool:

    idk :eek:

    :p
     
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  2. sayyas

    sayyas Junior Member

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    WOW... You made my day hehe :p
     
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    Bonafide Jones Registered Member

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    I read OP's method and decided to Take Action!
    All I can say is wow it really works, but you have to follow the steps laid out exactly.

    Now I just need to find a way to scale up!

    Hopefully, this method won't become over saturated too fast!
     
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    flc735 Regular Member

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    are you ready for this one?
    if you click your mouse wheel it will automatically open the link a new tab
     
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    There's also good ole ctrl-a although this will grab everything selectable
     
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    Gonna steal that one and make a WSO out of it... INFINITE MONEY!
     
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    Press 'Ctrl+Alt+Cursor down' to get to the hidden expert mode of windows.
     
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    The smartest people lack common sense :D LOL

    That's awesome!
     
  9. whiteli0n

    whiteli0n Junior Member

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    Bro, have u ever tried hitting CTR + ESC + ALT + SPC + DEL twice really fast??? Thats the most useful trick i ever learned...
     
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    Hahha. Great discover! You are acting like a grandmother on PC :D
     
  11. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    There 's always a first time :)

    Try this:

    Put your index finger on the left control
    Now put your other index finger on the left alt
    Now try to press Ctrl-Alt-Del :D
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    To be honest, I didn't know about this trick at all, so I'd say we're both :cool:.
    Either way, although it's cool, it's not something that I see my self using anyway...

    I wouldn't really call this common sense.
     
  13. SirKonstantine

    SirKonstantine Junior Member

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    Shift + CTRL + Left or right arrow. Fastest way to highlight stuff because you don't need to remove your hands from the keyboard. If you gotta highlight a lot, use the up and down arrow (works in other programs but not BHW).
     
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    calebmann Power Member Premium Member

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    wooooowwwww mannn, never noticed that...

    sir, YOU ARE A GENIUS
     
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    ALT + F4 is another good combination :D
     
  16. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    depends on the mouse. i just hold don't ctrl for that, my left hand is always by it anyway.
    >.>
    if you meant to make a play on cpa INFINITY mad props :china:
    this isn't common sense, common sense is you either highlight a item in a list say of programs then shift click where you want to select all inbetween, or you click in a text box then shift click wherever you want all inbetween, this involves not seeing something get highlighted or something notify you where you click till you shift click and it highlights.
    I use it a lot with all the stuff in my cpa network.
    you can't use this on non-editable text like i'm talking about.