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Select All: A bookmarklet for those annoying sites that block you from selecting stuff
javascript:(function()%7Bvar style%3Ddocument.createElement("style")%3Bstyle.type%3D"text/css"%3Bstyle.innerText%3D"* %7B -webkit-user-select: all !important%3B -moz-user-select: all !important%3B user-select: all !important%3B %7D"%3Bvar head%3Ddocument.getElementsByTagName("head")%5B0%5D%3Bhead.appendChild(style)%3B%7D)()%3B


  1. Create a new bookmark in your favorite browser and name it "Select All"
  2. Copy the code from the bookmarklet_select_all.js file (not source.js, that's just for reference)
  3. Edit your bookmark and paste the bookmarklet_select_all.js code you copied into the URL field
  4. Select ALL THE THINGS!
var style = document.createElement("style");
style.type = "text/css";
style.innerText = "* { -webkit-user-select: all !important; -moz-user-select: all !important; user-select: all !important; }";
var head = document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0];

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RebeccaWhit3 commented Jan 17, 2017

Tried using the bookmarklet just now and wasn't able to select the tab title text above this comment box.

Here's a working alternative:

javascript:(function () {if (document.documentElement.contentEditable === false || document.designMode === "off") {document.body.contentEditable='true';document.designMode='o‌​n';void 0;} else if (document.documentElement.contentEditable === true || document.designMode === "on") {document.body.contentEditable='false';document.designMode='‌​off';void 0;}})();

That will make all the content editable which gurantees text selection on every element without link interferrence.

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