Modern browsers allow you to select text character by character, line by line or in whole, and then copy it to the clipboard. The results of such copying can then be placed in the input forms on other pages, as well as in documents processed by text editors.
All desktop browsers use the same selection for text. Use the mouse to select a section. Move the arrow to the beginning of the fragment, press the left button, and then, while holding this button, move the arrow to the end of the fragment. A sign that the symbols are highlighted will be a change in the background color around them, and sometimes themselves. The colors in which they will be painted depend on the settings of the graphical interface of the operating system.
You can also select all of the text on the page at once. To do this, press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-A (Latin letter A) or select the "Edit" - "Select All" item in the menu (it may also be called "Select All"). In the input field, text can be selected by moving the cursor to the beginning of the fragment, pressing Shift, and then holding it down, using the arrow keys to move the cursor to the end of the fragment and releasing Shift. You can also use the above keyboard shortcut Ctrl-A in such fields.
In mobile phones, text selection is carried out in a slightly different way. On some platforms, such as Series 40, it is not provided at all. In Series 60, you can only select text in an input field. To do this, move the cursor to the beginning of the fragment, and then select it in the way indicated above, with the only difference that instead of the Shift key, you will have to use the button with the pencil image. Some Series 60 smartphones have alphabetic keyboards. Such devices are equipped with two arrow keys pointing up - they are analogous to the Shift keys on computer keyboards. If your phone also has a Ctrl key, you can use it to enter Ctrl-A.
The selection of text fragments not in the input field, but on the page, can be carried out only by means of third-party browsers, for example, new versions of UC and Opera Mini. In the first one, use the menu item "Tools" - "Copy" - "Free copy." In both cases, the selected fragment can be immediately placed on the clipboard (if we are talking about a Java application, it will be the clipboard of the program itself, not the phone).
In all other cases, both on the computer and on the phone, the selected text should be copied to the clipboard manually. To do this, when using a computer or smartphone with an alphabetic keyboard, press Ctrl-C (the letter C is also Latin). For a Series 60 device with a numeric keypad, press and hold the pencil button, and a second later, a prompt will appear at the bottom of the screen. Press the subscreen key above which “Copy” will be written. And to insert a fragment into the editor or an input field, press Ctrl-V or a key with a pencil in combination with a subscreen key above which "Paste" will be written.