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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fastmhz, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Fastmhz

    Fastmhz Well-Known Member
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    Any suggestions? Thank you. If not, hopefully Google will have a new OTA out to allow that feature.
     

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  2. Esquire1

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    No. And hopefully Google does implement something like that. In fact, they should figure out a way to redo the entire copy and paste implementation in a more elegant fashion. Just rip it from Apple.
     
  3. Fastmhz

    Fastmhz Well-Known Member
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    I agree. Haha. Thanks for the quick response.
     
  4. KeithG

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    Menu > more > select text (drag with your finger) Doesn't work with the nexus?
     
  5. Esquire1

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    Whoa! That does work. Thank you for enlightening me. ...It should still be more elegant :p
     
  6. Fastmhz

    Fastmhz Well-Known Member
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    Oh yeaaa.. good one!
     
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    does that also work with emails? I suppose I can try it out myself but I was wondering if I could copy a joke from an email and paste it into a text?
     
  8. nDrg

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    Nope it doesn't seem to work in the default Android email app at the moment. I'm sure it'll be introduced soon though with enough demand.
     
  9. cxm

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    although if you are using e.g. gmail and navigate to it using the browser rather than the app then you can still copy and paste
     
  10. mi_canuck

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    brilliant!!! (i'm an android newb... ;) )
     
  11. ScottAllyn

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    Well, it's mostly functional but it's still horribly clunky, even with the trackball. It was probably added as one of those, "Oh! We should probably give users a way to select and copy text. Someone add that code before we break for mid-morning snack in... 10 minutes, OK?" :D
     
  12. oniongirl

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    Ah, a most familiar sentiment! I feel sorry for the people using quite a few of Sun Microsystems internal websites that we were working on whilst I was an intern there - "It's precisely 2 hours since our last ciggie break, drop everything!!!"
     
  13. mi_canuck

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    just imagine it without a trackball!! :D

    i'm glad the Nexus has a trackball... i've been using it since day 1... extremely useful little tool...
     
  14. Fastmhz

    Fastmhz Well-Known Member
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    Instead of dragging my finger, I opened a browser and went to "SELECT TEXT" after I began to roll the trackball which turns into a little mouse icon and from there you can pinpoint your sentences much more precise if you have fat fingers.
     
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