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The SelectAll feature allows selecting the entire content of the WYSIWYG editor using the Ctrl/⌘+A keystroke or the toolbar button. It is mostly useful when you need to copy all the content to another document or want to clear the editor area easily.

# Demo

Press Ctrl/⌘+A or use the toolbar button to select the entire content of the editor.

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When the selection is inside the image caption, it will only expand to the boundaries of the caption. Use the keystroke or the toolbar button again to include more content until the entire content of the editor is selected. The same rule applies, for instance, when the selection is inside a table cell or any self–contained (nested) editable region in the content.

# Installation

This feature is enabled by default in all builds (loaded by the Essentials plugin). The installation instructions are for developers interested in building their own, custom rich text editor.

To add this feature to your editor, install the @ckeditor/ckeditor5-select-all package:

npm install --save @ckeditor/ckeditor5-select-all

Then add the SelectAll plugin to your plugin list:

import SelectAll from '@ckeditor/ckeditor5-select-all/src/selectall';

    .create( document.querySelector( '#editor' ), {
        // Load the plugin.
        plugins: [ SelectAll, ... ],

        // Display the "Select all" button in the toolbar.
        toolbar: [ 'selectAll', ... ],
    } )
    .then( ... )
    .catch( ... );

# Common API

The SelectAll plugin registers the 'selectAll' UI button component and the 'selectAll' command implemented by SelectAllCommand.

The command can be executed using the editor.execute() method:

// Select the entire content of the editor.
editor.execute( 'selectAll' );

We recommend using the official CKEditor 5 inspector for development and debugging. It will give you tons of useful information about the state of the editor such as internal data structures, selection, commands, and many more.

# Contribute

The source code of the feature is available on GitHub in