Text Selections (CSS)

How to use CSS to give or take away the user's ability to select text on a page.

Disable

Particularly with span or div style buttons that can be clicked a bunch and end up with their text selected.

.disable-select{
  -webkit-touch-callout: none; /* iOS Safari */
    -webkit-user-select: none; /* Safari */
     -khtml-user-select: none; /* Konqueror HTML */
       -moz-user-select: none; /* Firefox */
        -ms-user-select: none; /* Internet Explorer/Edge */
            user-select: none; /* Non-prefixed version, currently
                                  supported by Chrome and Opera */
}

Select All

This allows all the inner text to be copied when clicking inside the selected element.

.copy-all-text{  
  -webkit-user-select: all;  /* Chrome all / Safari all */
     -moz-user-select: all;  /* Firefox all */
      -ms-user-select: all;  /* IE 10+ */
          user-select: all;  /* Likely future */   
}

References

  1. https://www.freakyjolly.com/how-to-disable-text-selection-highlighting/

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