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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by glenh, Jul 20, 2010.

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    How do you copy and paste text on the Droid X?

    dancedroid
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    BUMP


    I'm having the same issue! and I'm unable to directly click on a link if it's sent thru an email!!!
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    you cant. rumor is it MIGHT be an option in the update coming our way
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    Lolwut, what a fail. There's no select text option or select all option? That goes against the whole "smartphones can/are mini-computers" idea
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    forget copy and paste what about the ability to CLICK on a link via email!
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    Does it not work if say you are inthe browser and hit menu<more< is there no select text option??
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    ARe you guys completly serious? It comes without select/copy/paste functions, AND it is unable to use links from email?

    HUGE FAIL! the origional droid had these!

    (weather or not they came in an update matters not, the droidx is supposed to be an upgrade and does everything the origional droid did AND MORE!)
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    Go to app store look up clipboard manager {Clipper} it's free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    By the way to copy text on in browser goto >menu>more>select text> then drag your finger across the text. Then back out goto {Clipper} app and select text and bingo! Kinda drawn out but it is what it is...
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    You dont need to use clipper. After you've copied the text: in any text field you can long press and choose paste. Easy money. I do it everyday
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    I need to copy information from an email not the web... so menu doesnt work
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    What email program are you using? It works with K-9 and with the native Gmail app. If you're using the native pop3/imap email app, switch to k-9 (a million times better). :)
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    what's K-9?

    I downloaded k-9, still trying to figure out how to copy..
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
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    Open the email, go to menu/more/select text - slide your finger across the text that you want to select. Then go to the place you want to paste it and if it's a K-9 new email , long press where you want to paste and select paste from the menu that pops up.
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    Yeah, but there is still no way to see what's on the clipboard. Without an app.
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    Alright, this is nuts.

    What I've figured out on the DROID X for Copy & Paste:

    1. You can PRESS & HOLD in the text field in an OPEN EMAIL to have the "Select Text (then again to) Copy/Paste" menu screen pop-up. (you have to select the text then go back and PRESS & HOLD again to select COPY).
    2. However, you cannot then scroll down to the previous emails in a conversation to select/copy!
    3. Yes, in a website you can press the MORE+ button to access the SELECT TEXT which when you select text automatically copies the text to clipboard.
    4. You can install a 3rd party "clipboard" like CLIPSTORE (or the other one mentioned here), but this ONLY shows you what you had previously copied. It does NOT enable you to copy text from emails (using the default email client using Exchange Server thru ActiveSync)

    Any suggestions on how I can select/copy text from emails that I'm not actually typing (like in #1 above...which isn't very useful).
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    The Droid X does have issues with long press not available in emails and some other features. If long press doesn't work check out Clipper or for email check out k-9 mail (GREAT APP)

    DROID X
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    Download the new app from the market is call copy and paste it, its pretty cool.
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    Thanks for replies but Neither CLIPSTORE nor COPIPE - COPY AND PASTE TOOL work to actually copy text from the default email client. All that they appear to do is function as a clipboard to handle the copied text, they don't allow you to actually copy text from a website or email. Sheesh, my BB Storm could C&P, I used to laugh all day long at iPhonie's that couldn't C&P, now I feel embarrassed....
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    It has been pointed out that K-9 email program does copy and paste very easily. Have you tried it?
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