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    how to highlight / copy in gmail?

    I can't figure out how to highlight and copy text in an email received via gmail. It won't let me select text. Is there an app that will let me do this?
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    hit menu/more/select text touch the screen and it will turn pink whatever you are highlighting.

    Just copy to clipboard and then when you want to paste it. Hold your finger on the message and choose paste...you're done
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    I don't see the option under Menu->More for Select?

    When I hit Menu->More I only get 2 choices, 'Report Spam' and 'Mute'.
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    I also only get those 2 choices. The option is there if you sign into gmail through the browser but not if you use the gmail app. Anyone know of an easier work around.
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    I found one way to do it...

    Open up the actual keyboard, and then press and hold the shift key while you highlight the text with your finger on the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubbs23 View Post
    I found one way to do it...

    Open up the actual keyboard, and then press and hold the shift key while you highlight the text with your finger on the screen.

    Thanks jdubbs
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    I tried that and it seems to work if everything to select is in view on the screen. But if not, it doesn't seem to want to scroll. And it automatically copies the selected text to the clipboard as soon as you take your finger off the screen.
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    When you flip the qwerty out just guide it with the d-pad in the direction you want and hold it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubbs23 View Post
    I found one way to do it...

    Open up the actual keyboard, and then press and hold the shift key while you highlight the text with your finger on the screen.
    Quote Originally Posted by LordKastle View Post
    When you flip the qwerty out just guide it with the d-pad in the direction you want and hold it.
    good work around, but hard to implement perfectly all the time.

    Where is the ability to "select text"!?!?!?!? come on GOOGLE! hustle up on this one.
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    "Me too" post

    Seriously, this is a significant productivity limitation. For hopefully obvious reasons.

    I love my Gmail! So much that I want to copy-and-paste it!
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