Pandora has been clever about how they display the lyrics. They actually don't come down with the page. The page uses AJAX to download the lyrics after you download the page. It then populates the correct place on the page with the lyrics. It also changes the mouseover properties so that you cannot use your browser to highlight those lyrics. Because the lyrics are populated dynamically, saving the page doesn't work either.
Well, I thought that was lousy. If the lyrics are displayed in plaintext on my browser, I should be able to at least highlight them. If they really wanted to prevent me from doing that, they'd build a GIF/JPG/PNG on their end and send me the lyrics in that, right?
So I figured out that I could use Firebug, the Firefox add-on, to do what Pandora didn't want me to do.
- Start Firebug.
- Start the "Console."
- Use the pull-down menu on the "Console" tab to "enable" the Console.
alert(fullLyrics.innerHTML)on the console.
- A dialog box should pop up with the lyrics. Use your mouse to copy them to your clipboard.
- You can then disable the Firebug console using that same pull-down menu.