Select text with one click with jQuery

Quick selection and copy-to-clipboard actions are a convenience for your visitors. This jQuery snippet selects text (outside of an input or textarea, which uses a different method) with a single click.

It’s good for URLs, including shareable or trackback URLs, as well as any snippet that needs to be copied easily (but for which you don’t want to implement a Flash-based solution for copying directly to the clipboard).

$(function() {
    function selectText(field) {
        if(document.createRange) {
            var range = document.createRange();
            range.selectNodeContents(field);
            window.getSelection().removeAllRanges();
            window.getSelection().addRange(range);
        } else if (field.createTextRange) {
            var range = field.createTextRange();
            range.moveToElementText(field);
            range.select();
        }
        field.focus();
    }
    $('.quick-select').click(function() {
        selectText(this);
    });
});

Try it on this text right here.