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is it possible to "Select Text" and "Copy" from Android's own SMS app?


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  1. tracerit

    tracerit Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My sister sent me a tracking number and I could not find a way to copy it. Just wondering if it's always like this :(

    I'm coming from a Windows Mobile phone where you could copy almost anything lol
     

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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    Long press on the message's text and it will give you an option to copy it.

    I am ocming from WinMo too and am finding some things still not too goo in Android compared to old Winmo, but I am then thinking that WinMo has been out there for years while Android is pretty new and I can wait for it to develop better ways of doing stuff.
     
  3. tracerit

    tracerit Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    long press doesn't bring up any "select text" options, but i figured it out. i have to long press, click on forward, then "select text" :/
     
  4. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    It brings up the option to copy it on my Milestone. Maybe you have an HTC phone? I know they change stuff in their firmware. Milestone has no adjustments from Motorola so that is what android is.
     
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    The long press brings up a list with "Copy message text" with my Moment.
     
  6. tracerit

    tracerit Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have the evo.. Maybe its HTC?
     
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