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I want to select text to copy on webpages using just the keyboard but all the shortcuts I found online are not working. What's the real shortcut for this task?

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Which ones did you find exactly? –  slhck Oct 9 '11 at 16:24
    
What keys have you tried that didn't work? –  Ryan Clarke Oct 9 '11 at 19:11

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You can use F7 to get into caret browsing. Use F6 to select between the address bar and the page display. Then you can use a combination of PgUp, PgDn, Tab, and the arrow keys <^v> to move around. Hold down Shift while using the arrow keys to select a block of text and the standard Ctrl+C to copy. Ctrl+A will select everything on the page including images, ads, flash, etc. so be careful with that.

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