How to prevent sites knowing when I select text?
I've been trying to copy an email address someone emailed me. (I use Microsoft Outlook.)
However, when I try to select the email address, Outlook seems to know I've selected it and performs some action, taking me to a different page. VERY ANNOYING!
Sites shouldn't be able to know when you're selecting text - that has nothing to do with them! How do I disable this?
Modified by MartyJames
Can you use the keyboard (possibly Tab and Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C)?Skaityti atsakymą kartu su kontekstu 👍 2
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Have you tried with the developer tool?
Is this on a webpage or in an editable text area ?
If that email text is linkified (active) then you might be able to use "Copy Link Location" without the need to select it.
Thanks cor-el. The email isn't in an editable text area and it's not a link. It's in the "To:" box at the top of the email.
I can find a workaround to getting the email address (including just reading what it says and typing it myself) but the big problem here is that I really don't want websites to know when I'm selecting text, that has nothing to do with them. It annoys me that they can see where my cursor is. Too intrusive. I just want websites to be pages of unchanging text, not have all these interactive features!
Can you use the keyboard (possibly Tab and Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C)?
Cor-el to the rescue! You really are a superhero! :-)
Using the keyboard to select the text WORKED!
You can take a screenshot of the page or print the page to PDF if you need an exact copy.