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Is it possible to select (and copy after that of course) any text on web page using fingers and touchscreen?

I found only one opportunity - double tap selects single word under tap point. But I need to select more that one word!

IE10 works nice with selection, but Chrome do not? Google had missed that point?

Using Chrome 24.0.1312.57, Windows 8 Pro x86, touchscreen with two points.

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In Win8, are you using the Desktop or Metro version of Chrome? (Are you using Win7 with a touchscreen too?) –  Karan Feb 7 '13 at 23:54
    
Using Desktop version. Metro sucks - it does not even starts in my tablet (1024x600). No Win7 ATM, but I think this does not matter. –  Maximus Feb 8 '13 at 6:29
    
I asked about Win7 because you added the tag. As for Metro, you don't have the minimum resolution required (1024x768, 1366x768 for snapping Metro apps). –  Karan Feb 8 '13 at 6:35
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Try this idea from List of Touchscreen + Google Chrome Problems :

  1. click on the start of the text that you want to select
  2. press & hold the shift key
  3. click the end of the text that you want to select
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Accepted. However, it is no need in "double click". 1. Click on start point; 2. hold shift; 3. click on end point. –  Maximus Feb 9 '13 at 12:02
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Weird! Keyboard required for text selection on tablet-pc! –  Maximus Feb 9 '13 at 12:03
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I fixed the answer. This keyboard method exists since (I think) Windows 95. It's Chrome's fault if it doesn't have a better one. –  harrymc Feb 9 '13 at 14:16
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Have tried to copy and paste the way you would on Chrome for android?

Long hold touch until 2 brackets appear, then spread the bracket to encompass the selection.

I don't have a touch device with windows so this is just a guess.

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Miss. On Windows platform - long tap (hold touch) is equivalent to RightClick. That is long tap immediately shows page context menu (Back, Reload, SaveAs, ...) –  Maximus Feb 7 '13 at 15:03
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