Question about the email clientSupport


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  1. itpromike

    itpromike Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Umm... my sound like a dumb question but how do I copy and paste in the stock email client? Long pressing on the message doesn't do anything and bringing up the menu doesn't have any editing features sooo... what the heck?:confused:
     

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  2. mystik1

    mystik1 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, it's very difficult still. I haven't found a good way for it either. I switched to K-Mail, which has an option for selecting text. It's not perfect because it's still not the easiest to select with touch, but at least it will eventually work with a little trial and error. :) It would be better if you could use the arrow keys with it activated and then select a command to actually copy.
     
  3. Divinedark

    Divinedark Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the touch selection is still kinda dodgy. You can always use the Samsung keyboard. If you hold the "123" key down it'll bring up a directional pad for easy cursor movement, and it has copy and paste buttons in that same screen.
     
  4. sonorous

    sonorous Active Member

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    The Swype keyboard has edit function as well. Just to be clear, it is not possible to cut/copy/paste from the stock email client. What people want to do including me and the OP, is to copy text from a received email and then paste it in another, email, or calendar, or other app, etc. The stock app does not allow cut/copy/paste from quoted text, only the text you write yourself. As a heavy corporate email user I find this to be a major fail on Samsung's part. If the iPhone had this problem, it would be lambasted by the media...
     
  5. MrTony

    MrTony Banned

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    Are we sure this is Samsung's fault and not an Android problem? This happens in both the Email and Gmail apps.
     
  6. androidatlanta

    androidatlanta New Member

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    I've read complaints about this on forums for other Android devices, so it may just be an Android issue.
    What I've that works is to access my email through the browser I can copy text. It's kind of clunky, often cutting of part or all of the first or last word that I want, but it's a work around.
    I'm finding a lot of mildly annoying problems like this that collectively are making me wonder why I'm working so hard to figure out how to make my Captivate do what I want it to do.
     
  7. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

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    Just use K-9 mail. It's free, has no ads and is a huge improvement over the stock client. Plus it includes the ability to select text: Menu -> More -> Select text
     

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