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Dumb desire text input question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sifi, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. sifi

    sifi Well-Known Member
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    There is probably a simple answer to this question and I am going to appear a complete jerk, but I can't find it.

    When I am inputting text in any app and I want to go back a few characters I have a choice of backspacing and deleting every character backwards until I am where I want, or I can try and place the cursor where I want. Placing the cursor in exactly the right spot is tricky.

    Is there a back arrow that simply takes you backwards without deleting everything in its path.

    Like I said, I just can't see it.
     

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  2. punky

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    If you swipe over the optical trackpad from right to left then the cursor will move back one character at a time.

    You can also go up/down lines like that as well.
     
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  3. sifi

    sifi Well-Known Member
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    Punky, that is great. Thankyou.

    It wasn't quite as obvious as I expected so I don't feel too big a jerk

    Cheers fella
     
  4. SB13X

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    Don't worry I discovered this all by accident too ;)
     
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