JavaScript - - By Sam Deering

jQuery Highlight Text

Simple jQuery and CSS code snippets to highlight text on page in order to select it for copy or it could be used in combination with a search script to show where matches are found on a page.

Note: CSS3-only feature (only Firefox and Safari too as far as I know).

::selection {
    background: #ffb7b7; /* Safari */
::-moz-selection {
    background: #ffb7b7; /* Firefox */

Or use a textbox:

function selectAllText(textbox) {
jQuery('#txtInput').click(function() { selectAllText(jQuery(this)) });