Ah!... thanks for clarifying.
The tabs I mention are the tab chars (Chr(9)), which I use to indent lines. HTML doesn't handle them correctly, so phpBB converts them to three spaces, and that's what you get when you copy the code.
Why my method is worse than drag selecting?
Three separate actions as opposed to one clickdrag to ME seems quicker. It even takes longer to write yours out than it does mine. :lol:
select the first character (or line, etc.) of the code, scroll down to the end of the code (using the scrollbar, of course), Shift+click after the last character of the code.
True, just dragging can be slow, but when the cursor gets to the bottom of the window, if you give it a little "wiggle" from side to side it speeds up the scrolling. Also, while dragging, pressing PageDown speeds things up.
Dragging is slower (you have to rely on the speed chosen by the browser to scroll while dragging)
So YOU get bored and let the scrolling go too far do you?
(you get bored and let the scrolling go too far, thus has to drag back), plus you have to wait with mouse button down, which is tiring (continuing on the lazy side...)
Maybe you should ask Chris to put a button on the code box too.... :lol:
I think that we have both given good reasons why a button (if possible) would save time and at the same time be convenient.