Copy & Paste

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  1. Tekmazter

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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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    Or if the physical keyboard is out, again a Menu+V will paste just like on a computer keyboard.
     
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    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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    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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    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 :eek:
     
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    On composing a new email while in Exchange ActiveSync, GMail or Hotmail (setup as an email account) I can do this while typing.

    I can also do this in the built-in Facebook App while entering text into fields. Everything else in FB is a link and not plain text.

    As for highlighting text you're reading while in the browser, you have to hit the Menu button followed by Select Text followed of course by Menu and Paste into a text field someplace.

    Texting doesn't have C/P ability on the Droid but emails most certainly do.
     
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    ?? Long pressing on a text message lets you copy the text. In the compose field you can copy paste just as in every text box.
     
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    Clearly I missed the boat on that one. Yep ... works for me too.
     
  12. Charles998

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    "Sucks" is a very strong word I think its just not as easy to copy and paste as the iPhone and also to paste once you've selected a word just hold down the screen with your finger a few seconds and it will let you paste.
     
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