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Selectable

Selectable
is an option for displayed objects, cells, and notebooks that specifies whether their contents can be selected interactively using the front end.
  • Even with the setting Selectable->False, an object can be selected as a whole.
  • With Selectable->False set at the notebook level, no cells in the notebook can be selected.
Create a cell whose contents cannot be selected:
You can select an "unselectable" string, but not a fragment of it:
Create a cell whose contents cannot be selected:
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You can select an "unselectable" string, but not a fragment of it:
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Click for copyable input
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