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Copy and Paste -Droid X

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by dweitzenhoffer, Jul 18, 2010.

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    There was a terrible sinking feeling I got when I realized my original iphone couldn't copy/ cut and paste. My droid will copy web segments but my biggest need is to cut text from an email. Example, I want to forward part of an email to a friend but not the whole email. It doesn't seem like I can do this in gmail. Of all the applications for this phone to be limited in, you wouldn't think it would be gmail

    Please let me know if I am missing a clever way to cut forwarded emails.

    Also sometimes it is nice to copy part of an old email and paste into the body of a new email:blackdroid:
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    how do you copy and paste web addresses into like texts or so I was trying to figure this out but couldnt?
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    Those are great questions from both of you that I'd love to have an answer to as well! I haven't tried to do either of those things yet, but I know I will soon, so I hope someone can figure it out.
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    You open up the menu and select copy text. Paste by pressing and holding on the text box you wish to copy to :)
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    Long press on the URL in the browser, Copy URL and you can paste anywhere.
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    Thanks so much!
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    Copy Paste Cut

    So in Gmail there is no copy option under menu.
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    Correct, the GMail app doesn't have it so you need to access GMail in your browser if you wished to copy/paste something.
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    Epic Fail, There should be copy and paste in all text sensitive field apps and mail programs. This is supposed to be a "Flagship" phone, what the heck? Copy and Paste, come on Moto get this fixed! PLEASE!!!dancedroid
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    I asked one of the reviewers about copy/paste from an email and they said it was possible without going to the browser. I don't have my phone yet so I cannot experiment. Try long press on the text in the gmail app though.
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    This is a major fault in the Gmail app on the Droid X.

    Not being able to copy text out of an email that you received? C'mon...

    Also, the long press does not work in the gmail app.
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    This is the lamest ass thing I have ever heard of. I sent myself emails on my exchange and Yahoo accounts. And I can't copy text from them? Are you kidding me??

    I laughed at the iPhone when it finally got copy and paste, saying C&P has been around forever. And now the latest greatest Droid can't do it? FAIL x 100

    I can play games, I can play on Facebook. But I can't copy and paste in an email? Who the hell came up with that one??

    I so hope it's just some setting I'm missing. I don't want to have to go into a browser to read an email. I already have the email on my phone... This is progress???
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    i think the copy paste in email is added in froyo, can't remember as I have the X now, but I can check my sons droid later tonight
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    agreed, this is a huge fail......
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    I'll be looking forward to hearing back if the 2.2 corrects this.

    It's a toss up which is more FUBAR. AT&T or an OS that doesn't do copy and paste. I'm actually thinking it's the droid. At least I got a signal most of the time. With the Droid, it can't do the most basic function in text editing or emailing.

    If I sound a bit torqued off, I am. So far as I can see, the iPhone 3Gs is far slicker than either the Dinc or the DX. I'm really hoping to be proven wrong!
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    wow, coming from a Blackberry, this is pretty disheartening. I used to make phone of the iphone all the time because of this but i guess now i am in the same boat.

    hopefully this will be part of Froyo or next update but def should have been in from the start.
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    I just tried this on my Droid (rooted running 2.2) and it does copy and paste in the gmail app just fine. With an email open I selected menu/more/select text. I then moved my finger over the text I wanted to select. Went back to the inbox and selected compose. I then touched the screen and the keyboard came up. I pressed in the entry field and one of the options was to paste. I did, it did. EzPz.

    I then opened Documents To Go and created a word doc and pasted the same text there too.
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    On a Droid or Droid X running 2.1, selecting menu/more from a Gmail message in your Inbox gives you only "Mute" and "Report Spam". Droid X users don't have the luxury of running 2.2... yet.
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    Yes, but it was mentioned that 2.2 may resolve this issue, and people here were wanting to know if this was indeed the case (it is) - so Bayou answered it for them.

    Take care,
    Rob
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    Boy I hope that version 2.2 takes care of this issue. Coming from a BB I can't believe I can't cut and paste email text...
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