Standard Features Missing in Opera – Double-Left-Click, Hold and Drag to Select Text Word by Word

Another standard feature missing in Opera is word-by-word text selection in web pages.

In other browsers (Safari, Chrome, IE and Firefox), you can double-left-click on a word, hold the button and then drag. When you drag, the selection expands/contracts by each word instead of each character.

There's a thread and reddit post about this.

Browsers differ slightly in their implementations. For example, Chrome allows you to control whether the space after the word is selected or not. Firefox doesn't. Chrome's way is nicer.

Opera doesn't support this on web pages or rich text editors at all. But, it does work in Opera in textareas though.

One Reply to “Standard Features Missing in Opera – Double-Left-Click, Hold and Drag to Select Text Word by Word”

  1. Anonymous writes:it’s not a browser feature dammit. it’s a every-OS in the world feature.opera does not handle text areas, that’s why it works there. it’s just a QT widget i assume.opera goes out of the way to BREAK the feature just so you can have the what-should-be-the-right-click-menu appears after you double click one word.morons.

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