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Can you select/highlight from the following site?

Asked by flo (12480points) 4 weeks ago

http://margaretatwood.ca/contact-2/
If so, (if it is possible) what makes it work?

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Nevada83's avatar

I don’t think you can. I just tried, and accidentally put the site in my favorites bar. Whoops.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. It wouldn’t even let me do a ctrl A to highlight everything in the post. That’s how I usually get around those kinds of things.

Zaku's avatar

Yes. View page source. I can cut & paste from there.

Or, on Firefox, you can get an add-on such as Absolute Enable Right Click & Copy

That will give you the ability to cut & paste from practically all annoying sites (unless they put their text into image files or something).

e.g.:

To contact Margaret Atwood, mail may be directed to:

Margaret Atwood
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
c/o Penguin Random House Canada
320 Front Street West, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON
M5V 3B6

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Very nice @Zaku! Thank you!

Dutchess_lll's avatar

How would you do it on a phone?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Hey…..I don’t know what I clicked on the phone but…
Margaret Atwood
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
c/o Penguin Random House Canada
320 Front Street West, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON
M5V 3B6

Zaku's avatar

A variety of ways are possible (though I might not bother since to me, a mobile device is worse than useless when it’s making things harder to do.).

One way with the Android Internet browser is to install something called Optical Reader, which the browser actually suggests on my phone when I try to cut & paste text from that page. I just tried this and was able to do it on that page. My phone also has a visual cut & paste which will let me cut & paste an image from anything on my phone.

I was also able to install Firefox on my Android phone, and install the same Absolute Enable Right Click & Copy on it, which also worked on that site.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

On my phone, top right of the article, just to the left of Tt, are 3 vertical lines. Don’t know what they are but I clicked on them and suddenly I had copy and paste capability.

Margaret Atwood is represented by Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown: suttonoffice@curtisbrown.co.uk

Karolina Sutton
Curtis Brown
Haymarket House
28/29 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4SP
United Kingdom

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Shit! HORIZONTAL lines, not verticle lines. I am so damn directionally dysfunctional I should get disability.
:(

Zaku's avatar

The three horizontal lines are the icon for the site’s menu.

What phone and browser are you using? My Android would not let me cut & paste the text in the built in browser or in the Tor or Firefox browsers until I installed the extra tools I mentioned.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Android Samsung Note 5. I got it in 2015. I simply clicked on the horizontal lines and then was able to copy and paste.

flo's avatar

So, without the add on (the link you posted @Zaku) can it be done?

By the way @Zaku I’m trying to remeber which thread I’m supposed to respond to you on.

flo's avatar

By the way the link I posted is just the Contact page and so I don’t see an article.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Yes @flo. It can be done with out downloading any thing.
On a desktop “View page source. I can cut & paste from there.” (Zaku above.)

And as I said, on my Android phone “On my phone, top right of the article, just to the left of Tt, are 3 horizontal lines….I clicked on them and suddenly I had copy and paste capability.

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