Share Selected Text

To share a piece of text from a document or web page, just select the text, control+click on it and look for the Share submenu. You can quickly send the text as a message, an email, tweet it or select from many other options depending on what you have installed and configured.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Share Selected Text”

    3/31/16 @ 9:31 am

    This tip didn’t work for me. I highlighted the text above, held down Control, and left clicked on my magic mouse. No Share submenu appeared. Did I miss something?

    3/31/16 @ 9:33 am

    Susan: Are you using the latest version of OS X?

    3/31/16 @ 9:34 am

    Same for me … all I got was the usual submenu for a right-ckick.

    Mr. Krispy
    3/31/16 @ 10:31 am

    I use OSX 10.10.5 and this tip only works from a web page, it doesn’t work from a pdf, a word doc, or an email.

    4/1/16 @ 4:09 am

    This works on my iPad but seems to be word-count dependent, e.g., I could share about half the text in the discussion above but when my selection got beyon a certain point, my options were reduced to only “copy”. Why is this?

    4/1/16 @ 6:22 am

    PamW: makes sense as many forms of sharing like text and Twitter have character limits.

    Barbara Benefield
    4/3/16 @ 5:10 pm

    I’m using OS X 10.11.4 and it works for me. I can also share the whole page by using Share, under File, to email, messages and more.

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