One nice feature of Windows is that there is generally more than one way to perform a task. For many years, I thought the only way to highlight text was to left-click and drag my mouse over my selection.
This method worked fine, but I often ran into problems if I had to scroll to the next screen especially with a laptop computer. Sometimes the page would scroll with me and other times it would stop, forcing me to let up on the left mouse button. Now, if I need to highlight a large amount of text in a Windows program or on the web, I use a foolproof alternate method. This method definitely makes copy and paste easier.
To highlight a large amount of text,
1. Left-click with your mouse at the beginning of your selection.
2. Release the mouse.
3. Scroll down to the end of your selection.
4. Press your Shift key and left-click with your mouse.
Last Updated (Saturday, 26 August 2006 13:50)