Force Enable Text Selection

Force Enable Text Selection

This extension re-enables the ability to select text that has been disabled via CSS using the "user-select" property. I made this…

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What is Force Enable Text Selection?

'Force Enable Text Selection' is a Chrome extension that restores the capability to select text in webpages where this function has been disabled with the 'user-select' CSS property. Initially designed for Chegg Homework, where text selection is disabled, it is effective on any website deploying the same mechanism. However, it doesn't currently work for selection blocked using Javascript.

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By: J-26
Rating: 3.21 (24)
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2019-02-24)
Creation date: 2019-02-20
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 22.89K
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Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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This extension re-enables the ability to select text that has been disabled via CSS using the "user-select" property.

I made this extension because Chegg Homework disables the text-selection ability for no reason that I can understand. This extension will allow you to select the text in the Homework Help section of their website and anywhere else that this feature has been disabled.

This extension does not enable text selection for websites that have disabled text selection via javascript. I am, however, happy to look into adding this ability if there is a need for it.


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  • Allows text selection on certain websites
  • Helpful for reading and copying from novels and for homework
  • Recommended by a user who rarely leaves reviews
  • Does not work on certain websites
  • Did not enable selection on grayed out divs
  • Non-functional on Google Calendar
Most mentioned
  • Extension not working on specific websites
  • Useful for selecting text that was previously unselectable
  • Non-functional on specific domain types
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Risk impact

Force Enable Text Selection may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Force Enable Text Selection has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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