Probably a basic question: how to copy/paste URLSupport


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  1. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member

    Happy holidays, everyone. I did a search and came up dry. On this phone, is it possible to copy a URL from a browser and paste it into an email or forum? On a PC this is a snap but I am stumped how to do this on the S3 (if it's possible). Couldn't find anything in the browser menu options (stock browser or Maxthon).

    Thanks for anywhere you can point me...

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  2. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member

    If you can see the title bar (if not, exit full screen or enable title bar in browers setting) just long press the url. It should give you an option to copy. Longpressing again somewhere else will let you paste. :)
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  3. john_g

    john_g Well-Known Member

    airtioteclint is correct... I use Maxthon, and long-pressing over the URL in the address bar selects the entire entry and brings up the copy/paste toolbar. Going from left to right, the options are:
    1. Select All
    2. Cut
    3. Copy
    4. Paste
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  4. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Some keyboards have shortcuts just like on a PC keyboard like ctrl A for select all, ctrl v for paste etc.....

    Only keyboard I've used that's had this was swype and I loved it. Made it so much faster to copy, cut and paste. Instead of ctrl, you use the "swype" key on the bottom left. Hopefully more keyboards will start to implement something like this as it makes it much quicker and easier.


    But yeah like the others said, long press what you want to cut or copy. Chrome will automatically select all for you and the options will automatically pop up as well. If not, once the text is highlighted you can generally press the highlighted text and it will give you options. Of course all this CAN vary from browser to browser so you'll have to see how it's laid out on yours.

    Merry Christmas :D
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  5. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member

    Thanks, everyone. So simple! I always forget about the long-press. I have to start thinking of it like right-clicking a mouse. :)
  6. john_g

    john_g Well-Known Member

    Got a mouse running wild in my house at the moment. Want to re-home it back into the wild but don't know what the options are as I've not been able to get hold of it, much less right-click it.

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