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    What is atrocious about the copy/paste...?

    Granted the GMail copy/paste isn't the best but at least the phone allows you to do it.
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    I thought so, too, until I read the manual again.

    Copy is easy and is done by the procedures already mentioned. Pasting was my issue. Again, the LONG TAP is the key to using this phone...after a long tap, the sub menu comes up with the option to paste. Just like a right click on a mouse.
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    There are a myriad of ways to do copy/cut/paste ... here are a few.

    Using the physical keyboard, this can be done with the D-pad by itself or in combination with the Shift button.

    Using D-Pad by itself
    Highlight individual letters: Long-press D-Pad and choose Select Text followed by moving the D-Pad in the direction of the words/letters you want to copy

    Next to Copy/Cut the text you've selected, simply long-press the D-Pad again to access the menu offering you the option to cut/copy the text.

    To paste the text, simply long-press the D-pad again and choose Paste.

    Using Shift and D-Pad
    Highlight individual letters: Shift + D-Pad Left or Right
    Highlight entire words: Shift + D-Pad Up or Down
    Copy/Cut Text: Long-press D-pad and select Copy/Cut for the text previously selected
    Paste Text: Long-press D-pad and select Paste or Menu button and 'V' as noted earlier in the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erich_F View Post
    I thought so, too, until I read the manual again.

    Copy is easy and is done by the procedures already mentioned. Pasting was my issue. Again, the LONG TAP is the key to using this phone...after a long tap, the sub menu comes up with the option to paste. Just like a right click on a mouse.
    Or if the physical keyboard is out, again a Menu+V will paste just like on a computer keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stigy View Post
    What is atrocious about the copy/paste...?

    Granted the GMail copy/paste isn't the best but at least the phone allows you to do it.
    well like the iphone (i know this isnt the iphone) you could copy text from ANYWHERE. all you had to do was hold down for a second and the copy/paste function would pop up. You get the magnifying glass and then start selecting the text left and right. Easy.

    i absolutely HATE the physical keyboardi dont even know if you can copy/paste on this phone w/o using the physical keyboard. yikes.

    i'll go through the manual again, maybe i misread it
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    [quote=nate94gt;23192]
    Quote Originally Posted by Stigy View Post

    dont even know if you can copy/paste on this phone w/o using the physical keyboard. yikes.

    i'll go through the manual again, maybe i misread it
    For the soft/virtual keyboard you do a long-press in the text box to get the same context menu as the D-pad on the physical keyboard. Then swipe the text with your finger. It's the same for Paste ... long-press in the text box and select Paste.

    It's pretty easy to get used to.
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    [quote=Tekmazter;23212]
    Quote Originally Posted by nate94gt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stigy View Post

    dont even know if you can copy/paste on this phone w/o using the physical keyboard. yikes.

    i'll go through the manual again, maybe i misread it
    For the soft/virtual keyboard you do a long-press in the text box to get the same context menu as the D-pad on the physical keyboard. Then swipe the text with your finger. It's the same for Paste ... long-press in the text box and select Paste.

    It's pretty easy to get used to.
    does not work. I was in an email, did a long press in the area to copy, and nothing popped up, and i tried sliding across the screen and nothing was selected.
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    [quote=nate94gt;23225]
    Quote Originally Posted by Tekmazter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nate94gt View Post

    For the soft/virtual keyboard you do a long-press in the text box to get the same context menu as the D-pad on the physical keyboard. Then swipe the text with your finger. It's the same for Paste ... long-press in the text box and select Paste.

    It's pretty easy to get used to.
    does not work. I was in an email, did a long press in the area to copy, and nothing popped up, and i tried sliding across the screen and nothing was selected.

    Not sure what to tell you .. I just GMailed myself doing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekmazter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nate94gt View Post
    does not work. I was in an email, did a long press in the area to copy, and nothing popped up, and i tried sliding across the screen and nothing was selected.

    Not sure what to tell you .. I just GMailed myself doing this.
    I think that trick only works from a text box. Long pressing on text in an email does not work. The only way I have found to copy text from gmail is to hold down shift while I drag my finger over text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazpachoking View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tekmazter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nate94gt View Post
    does not work. I was in an email, did a long press in the area to copy, and nothing popped up, and i tried sliding across the screen and nothing was selected.

    Not sure what to tell you .. I just GMailed myself doing this.
    I think that trick only works from a text box. Long pressing on text in an email does not work. The only way I have found to copy text from gmail is to hold down shift while I drag my finger over text.
    yeah. thats going to have to be fixed in a software update. kinda dumb IMO. but all we are is a bunch of beta testers at this time, thinks will get worked out. its took the iphone over 2 years to get copy/paste
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