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Select It All

Friday, April 7th, 2006 by | Filed Under: Shortcuts & Keyboard Tricks
 
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Have you ever wanted to highlight a complete document or page all at once instead of dragging your mouse all the way from the bottom to the top of the page just so you can copy and paste it somewhere else? If it is two pages or more, it can get redundant to use your mouse for all of the text. Even then, sometimes your finger slips off the mouse and you have to start all over again.

If you’re tired of all that nonsense, you can select all of the text on a page all at one time. All you have to do is select it all!

There are two ways you can do this. One is going to the Edit menu in whatever program you’re working in (a Web page, MS Word, etc) and choose Select All. That will highlight the complete page of text, pictures, etc. Then you can just copy and paste the material wherever you want it. The job will be done much faster than using your mouse!

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The other way to select it all is by using Ctrl + A. This keyboard shortcut will do the exact same thing. Just click once on the page you want to copy, press Ctrl and A at the same time and poof, it’s done!

~ Erin

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