How to copy text from blocked or protected web pages

However, this text is not 100% protected, as there are currently many ways for you to copy the writing. And an easy way is through our web browsers. That is why many people use a plagiarism detector to know if a text is copied . However, in this post we help you learn how to copy text from blocked or protected web pages through browsers such as Chrome and Firefox.

Using Google Chrome

We will explain the method to you first by printing. In the Google Chrome browser you go to the page from where you want to copy the content or text and press the  CTRL key + the letter P on your keyboard , the print window will automatically appear, once here you can select and paste the text where you want.

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Another method is to use extensions for Chrome that allow read-only mode ; This method is only through third-party applications, such as Reader View and Clearly, which make it easier to read web content.

Extensions for Chrome

  • Allow Select And Copy: this extension will allow you to unblock web pages that do not let you select the text and copy it. Thus, to use this extension you must install it on your computer through the Chrome Web Store; You access the page you want and in this way you can copy the desired text.

However, some web pages reject the above method. That’s what the Ultra mode is for, to bypass the strong protections. You activate it with the combination of the keys ALT + SHIFT + A , in this way when the icon found in the extension changes its color, you can copy the text in question.

  • Reader View: this extension adds a reading mode to your browser by adding an icon next to the browser bar. In the left side bar you will find a button so that on the screen you can see only the text and it allows you to save the article in HTML.
  • Clearly: with just one click this extension makes articles easy to read ; Another feature is the full screen mode, and it allows you to select text thus achieving the possibility that you can copy, as well as translate them.

But a peculiarity is that Clearly allows to eliminate the restrictions that exist in the protected or blocked pages. This Chrome extension can be downloaded from Chrome Web Strore.

Copy text from web pages protected with Firefox

In this browser we can also use extensions, but it is not necessary to download them, as it has several options that you can change. A simple way is to go to the top of the search bar and click on the reading mode icon; this is also activated by pressing F9 and in this way you can copy the text where you want.

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If you want to use an extension for Firefox, Automatic Reader View can help you; this extension provides in a simple way to automatically activate the reading view mode. Additionally, you can cleanly activate it on all web pages, without contaminating your computer.

In conclusion, copying texts from protected web pages is very easy and in these ways that we have described you will be able to obtain the content you want; However, it should be noted that the purpose of this post is not to recommend plagiarizing information, as it is a crime without the consent of the author to copy information.

So if you come across a protected page again, you will already know how to copy its text without worry.

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