General Cut/Paste?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lavendarblue, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. lavendarblue

    lavendarblue Member
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    Apparently some text were copied to my clipboard. Now how do I paste it into a document/note/email anything?
     

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  2. JackButler

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    Tagging along, but...How do I copy them to clipboard?
     
  3. Jethro

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    Press and hold when in a screen to see if there are other options. When in a text entering screen, you get things like 'Copy All', 'Cut All', 'Paste', etc. It wasn't 100% apparent to me at first, but works OK now that I've figured it out.
     
  4. Needsdecaf

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    I have issues with pasting. I have a lot of trouble getting the paste command to actually work.
     
  5. Caddyman

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    just long press on any text field and it should give you a paste option...might not work for all app (but should for most)
     
  6. JackButler

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    Great tip! I always forget there is the looong press! I needed to paste something today and couldn;t figure it out. Oh well, next time!
     
  7. Needsdecaf

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    Been doing that, I think there are some apps which must not support it, as it doesn't come up under the menu...just things like copy all, etc.
     
  8. Caddyman

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    well if copy comes up that means there is nothing TO paste as your clipboard is empty.....right?
     
  9. jmastron

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    I can confirm that cut and paste works for entering WiFi keys -- our WPA2 key is 64 randomly-generated characters (upper and lower case letters, numbers, special characters), which gives the tightest possible security -- I think it'd be easier to saw into my walls and intercept the wired network than to crack the wireless stream.

    This wasn't an issue for regular laptops (we just keep it in a file on a USB stick that can be pasted into a dialog), but was a big problem when my wife got her iPhone last year (pre cut and paste; I don't know if iPhone can do it now). I spent a couple hours trying to get it right before finally getting all of the chars in correctly.

    After trying twice by hand, I was very happy last night to realize I could email the key in the subject, then cut/paste it right in.
     
  10. aleis

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    wpa2 was cracked.
    backtrack 4 FTW :)
     
  11. jmastron

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    Yes, but only for short/guessable passwords. The examples I found were discussing time to search various dictionaries (including combinations of words), passwords made of small numbers of lower case letters, etc.

    That's exactly why my key is so hard to type in -- it's a completely random mix of 63 characters, upper, lower, numbers, special chars like %^&{}@\/|, etc. You won't find any part of it in any dictionary. From everything I can find, that's still considered effectively uncrackable.

    WEP, on the other hand, had inherent flaws that made even the most random key crackable.
     

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