Select/copy web page text?

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    How do you select/copy web page text with Android? Easy on the iPhone, can't seem to figure it out on the Droid. Surely I don't need an app for this, do I?
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    In the default browser, you can hit the menu key (the second hardkey from the left) then go to more, then select "select text" or you can press menu+E on the hard keyboard. This allows you to highlight text, which is then automatically copied to the clipboard. To paste, just select the box you want to paste it into with a long click, and choose paste. Hope this helps.
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    I've owned the Droid since day 1, for over 3 weeks now. And I never thought of exploring the More button. And I call myself a gadget nut..... :)

    Thanks for pointing the More button out to me.
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    thanks for the feed back that also helped me out...........
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    That's good to know. I tried this once but was not able to get it to work. How do you copy and paste urls? This one I can't seem to figure out.......
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    Copying url addresses

    To copy the URL of a web page simply long press on the URL, select copy URL address.
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    Related note - is there any way to select/copy web page text that doesn't all fit on one screen? When I start to select and it reaches the bottom of what's currently visible, it doesn't auto-scroll the page to keep selecting. It just stops there.
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