Is there anyway to copy and paste a sentence from a website?Support


Last Updated:

  1. Fastmhz

    Fastmhz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    2
    Any suggestions? Thank you. If not, hopefully Google will have a new OTA out to allow that feature.
     

    Advertisement
  2. Esquire1

    Esquire1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    No. And hopefully Google does implement something like that. In fact, they should figure out a way to redo the entire copy and paste implementation in a more elegant fashion. Just rip it from Apple.
     
  3. Fastmhz

    Fastmhz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    2
    I agree. Haha. Thanks for the quick response.
     
  4. KeithG

    KeithG Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    3
    Menu > more > select text (drag with your finger) Doesn't work with the nexus?
     
  5. Esquire1

    Esquire1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Whoa! That does work. Thank you for enlightening me. ...It should still be more elegant :p
     
  6. Fastmhz

    Fastmhz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    2
    Oh yeaaa.. good one!
     
  7. TheMadMan

    TheMadMan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    does that also work with emails? I suppose I can try it out myself but I was wondering if I could copy a joke from an email and paste it into a text?
     
  8. nDrg

    nDrg Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nope it doesn't seem to work in the default Android email app at the moment. I'm sure it'll be introduced soon though with enough demand.
     
  9. cxm

    cxm Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    although if you are using e.g. gmail and navigate to it using the browser rather than the app then you can still copy and paste
     
  10. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    15
    brilliant!!! (i'm an android newb... ;) )
     
  11. ScottAllyn

    ScottAllyn Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, it's mostly functional but it's still horribly clunky, even with the trackball. It was probably added as one of those, "Oh! We should probably give users a way to select and copy text. Someone add that code before we break for mid-morning snack in... 10 minutes, OK?" :D
     
  12. oniongirl

    oniongirl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ah, a most familiar sentiment! I feel sorry for the people using quite a few of Sun Microsystems internal websites that we were working on whilst I was an intern there - "It's precisely 2 hours since our last ciggie break, drop everything!!!"
     
  13. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    15
    just imagine it without a trackball!! :D

    i'm glad the Nexus has a trackball... i've been using it since day 1... extremely useful little tool...
     
  14. Fastmhz

    Fastmhz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    2
    Instead of dragging my finger, I opened a browser and went to "SELECT TEXT" after I began to roll the trackball which turns into a little mouse icon and from there you can pinpoint your sentences much more precise if you have fat fingers.
     

Share This Page

Loading...