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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CatsTide, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. CatsTide

    CatsTide Well-Known Member
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    can someone point me to a cut/paste tutorial? i searched but couldn't find much. i have stumbled onto holding down the physical up key nd dragging my finger over text to put it on the clipboard but need to know more....
     

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  2. Barbara

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    This is a youtube video I found:

    YouTube - Droid copy paste
     
  3. CatsTide

    CatsTide Well-Known Member
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    thanks barb!
     
  4. Barbara

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    No problem. I'm just glad that I was able to answer SOMETHING after all the help I have received on this forum. Questions are answered before I can even ask them. I love this place!
     
  5. SEFSTRAT

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    To copy, cut and/or paste using the physical keyboard follow the instructions below:

    Selecting Text:
    Press and hold the shift key and then press the left or right buttons on the 4-way D-Pad.

    Cut, Copy, Paste:
    > To copy text, press and hold the Menu key and then press C (Menu+C)
    > To paste text, press and hold the Menu key and press V (Menu+V)
    > To cut text, press and hold the Menu key and press X (Menu+X)

    The "menu" key you press must be the one that is on the physical keyboard.

    -Steve
     
  6. GorillaTheHutt

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    is there any pure touch way to do copy/paste (ie that doesn't require you to open the keyboard and use shift)?

    also, while holding shift, you can use your finger to select text. you don't have to use the d-pad.
     
  7. SEFSTRAT

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    No pure touch way, no.

    Also, using a finger doesn't "hold" the highlighted text as does the D-pad method. Finally, using a fnger often scrolls the screen instead of selecting text.

    Gotta be an app coming out any time to improve this obvious deficiency.

    _Steve
     
  8. JRSly

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    Some apps, like the browser have a 'Select Text' option when you go into settings, so you can do it with just the touch screen.
     
  9. brandoshido

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    use the settings menu in the browser after you choose select text, just drag ur finger across what you want
     
  10. chefboyardee

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    i've found that you can double-click a word in most kinds of text boxes (if not all) and it will select that word, then long-press for copy and paste.

    or you can long press the text box, and cut/copy all.

    outside that, not sure if you can "drag-select" without the keyboard. i haven't found a way yet myself.
     

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