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#6691 closed feature (invalid)

Opened June 18, 2010 01:00PM UTC

Closed April 16, 2011 04:24PM UTC

Feature request: Text Selection

Reported by: vitorhsb Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: misc Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: text selection support Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Hi everyone,

what do you think about adding the feature to retrieve/replace the text selected in a page? This would be just like retrieving/replacing text for a jQuery object, by using the text() and text("example text") accordingly, but it would only affect the selected text.

I know that there is a short code for retrieving the text (which involves verifying the suitable javascript method based on the browser) but having it with a simple jQuery shortcut it would be nice... Also, a replace text function would be awesome.


/************** retrieve selected text in a page *******************/

function getSelText() {

var SelText = '';

if (window.getSelection) {

SelText = window.getSelection();

} else if (document.getSelection) {

SelText = document.getSelection();

} else if (document.selection) {

SelText = document.selection.createRange().text;


return SelText;


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Change History (3)

Changed August 09, 2010 02:23AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

component: supportmisc

Changed October 27, 2010 05:48PM UTC by SlexAxton comment:2

priority: → low
status: newopen

I think this might be a great plugin, but adding as a valid request.

Changed April 16, 2011 04:24PM UTC by john comment:3

resolution: → invalid
status: openclosed

Yeah, this will be a fine plugin.