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How do I highlight text/bring up the magnifying glass?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ni Dieu Ni Maitre, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member
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    First and foremost I want to be able to use the magnifying glass to relocate my cursor whenever I'm mid-text and realize that I've made a mistake while typing. Sure, I can just take a stab at the screen and hope I get it in the right place with one touch, but sometimes that doesn't work. For example: at the edge of the text box, next to the "send" button (landscape mode). I don't really like having to poke at the small space between the last word in my message and the send button after I've gone back to correct a letter or two. I've missed and hit "send" before. That's no good.

    On rare occasions I can get the magnifying glass to come up, but it's usually a game of chance for me. If I hold my finger down on the screen to bring it up, a menu pops up. How can I bring up the magnifying glass a la iPod Touch for sifting through my messages?

    After that, how do I highlight text for copying and pasting purposes?
     



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  2. mxsjw

    mxsjw Android Expert

    You have to keep your finger on the text a little longer, LOL. That is what brings up the box in which you can keep your finger down and scroll around in. But your finger has to be touching actual text...not a blank spot.

    Finger held on a blank spot will bring up the "edit text" box which is the answer to your 2nd question.

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  3. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    Just quickly tap the general area to position the red cursor and then long press the cursor to initiate the scan window.

    GMB
     
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  4. sund0wn

    sund0wn Android Expert

    yeah, any time you see the red bullseye, that is what it is for. tap once to bring up the bullseye, then press your finger on it.
     
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  5. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member
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    All I have is Johnny Walker. ;)
     
  6. mlclm

    mlclm Well-Known Member

    You can also draw a line from the swype key to the keyboard switch button and it brings up an editing menu.
     

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