How to select text using cypress

I'm looking to test a text editor like using Cypress. But I can't find a way to select text using it. Does anyone have a clue on how to do that?

I'd have to select a specific text range in order for the test to be effective.


  • The commented answer above was the clue I needed, but it needs a couple tweaks (at least as of the version I'm using: v3.1.5). The link has all the info, but the answer should be as follows


    Note that it's ".type()" instead of ".text()" and the escape sequence is quoted...