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    I was playing around trying to know my Droid better and ran into the option Menu/More/Select text, and it has a message said text has been save on clipboard.
    Where is clipboard? How do I delete the text I accidentally saved?
    I wish they covered all these features in the owner's manuel.
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    I'm in the same boat. Where is the clipboard?
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    Same concept as on a computer. It's just some space in memory. No need to worry about deleting it.
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    Gotcha. Thanks. Figured that part out. What about copying text from received emails?
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    TOTALLY SUCKS but you would have to go to the browser --> gmail.com .... and either in mobile or desktop view ..you have to click on

    menu key

    --> more
    ----> select text


    [​IMG]
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    what? no.. just long press and block of text (or space for text entry) and select things like "select all" "copy" or "paste"
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    what do you mean? long press .. if I open my gmail ... open an email ... and hold press on the screen ... it does nothing UNLESS i long press over an email address within the email body for example... then... it pops up

    "send email" or "copy" options
    [​IMG]
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    You guys know you can hold the shift key and do a finger drag to select text right? I do that in my gmail all the time.
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    wtf

    [​IMG]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    with the keyboard open?? who'dathunk!!! wow .. heheheh .. i feel silly.



    picture was made with PICSAY PRO .. by the way ... #KeepinItDROIDdawgz
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    I didn't know that! Awesome! Been looking for something like this! :icon_ banana:
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    hmm yeh but it only works some times and in some apps.

    selecting and copying text is one of the negativetives about the Droid.
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    I agree. At least it's (sorta) there...unlike the original iPhone... :)
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    Ok, but I only seem to be able to copy the portion that is visible on the screen at that time....not able to continue scrolling and copying a long article.
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    I think you are screwed. I just tried copying and pasting and I can only get a fixed portion of the text and when I move my finger, the screen scrolls. That's pretty useless.
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    This is a great site. Thanks I am learning so much. Hubby got his droid month before but I am getting all this figured out, haha
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