Highlight text to create new web search

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by monkeyrobot123, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. monkeyrobot123 macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2011
    Is there a way in Safari (or any other browser app) to simply highlight a bit of text and create a new search from it?

    Let's say I'm reading a news article about US politics and come across something I want to read more about - Occupy Oakland. Can I just highlight "Occupy Oakland" from that article to create a new search instead of manually typing in "Occupy..." in the search box?

    I'm aware I can just copy and paste the text into the search box to achieve the same thing, but it would great if alongside the "Cut/Copy/Paste" text edit menu there was also a "Search" option.
  2. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2010
    If you hold your finger on it it should give you a magnifying glass looking thing, and then let go and you should see some highlighting with a cursor at each end of the highlighting, you can then expand those cursors as much as you want and copy it

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