Get selected text

JavaScript, Browser · Oct 19, 2020

Gets the currently selected text.

  • Use Window.getSelection() and Selection.toString() to get the currently selected text.
const getSelectedText = () => window.getSelection().toString();
getSelectedText(); // 'Lorem ipsum'

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