Support Selecting text

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Garrett67, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Garrett67

    Garrett67 Well-Known Member
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    I must be an idiot but I cannot figure out how to select text that I have input.

    Say I type a paragraph and want to copy only part of it (this is still text I'm still inputting) . I long press to get the menu and choose 'select text', I get the cursor with the arrow but when I try anything, the entire paragraph gets selected.

    This is ONE thing the iPhone did great. Which leads to this question, is there an app that simulates the iPhone text selector (magnifying glass) ?
     

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  2. dscribe

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    I love my incredible..that said, text selection/copy/cut...stinks! Some apps improve the situation by providing their own tools for this. We need a good (read, easy) way to do this that is a universal aspect of the OS. I would expect the next version of android (2.3, 3.0 or whatever it gets called) to improve this aspect of the android OS dramatically.
     
  3. panther2469

    panther2469 Well-Known Member
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    after you press select text use the track pad
     
  4. dscribe

    dscribe Well-Known Member
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    try putting the cursor where you want it.. long press.. select "select text" tap (thus placing the cursor) where you want to select to.. long press select "stop selecting text" .. long press.. select cut or copy text
     
  5. dscribe

    dscribe Well-Known Member
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    Doh! yep.
     
  6. dscribe

    dscribe Well-Known Member
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    actually I think you can hit copy or cut on the menu without hitting "stop selecting text" and still get the job done.
     
  7. Garrett67

    Garrett67 Well-Known Member
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    DUDE! I forgot that thing was even there.

    Although its a pain in the butt, it does work.

    I hope they improve this because it just sucks.
     
  8. dscribe

    dscribe Well-Known Member
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    Actually I didn't care for the little optical tracker at first but now that I've gotten accustomed to it, I really don't have any problems with it.
     
  9. panther2469

    panther2469 Well-Known Member
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    Yep it comes in handy every now and then
     

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