Selecting linked text in browsers

Am I just stupid or is it really impossible to select text from inside <a/>? There’s a person in a news article who I’d like to do a google search on. Too bad the news agency has <a/> tagged all the instances of his/her name, mostly even when used in a sentence as a reference to a previous article so it’s really painful to select just the name.

Could we reserve SHIFT for “click to select” functionality or are there better ways to do this?

Well apparently for chrome (chromium) there’s a question about this with reference to an extension claiming to do exactly what I described above. Let’s have a try… And it works! Awesome, thanks a lot humanurl.

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