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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Cruzatte, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Cruzatte

    Cruzatte Well-Known Member
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    So I got an email from Verizon about my multimedia dock order. It has the FedEx tracking number, and a link to FedEx's website. I've figured out how to copy the tracking number (flip out the keyboard, hold shift, run finger across text). But once I've copied the text to the clipboard, I can't figure out how to paste it in the tracking number field on FedEx's website.

    Anybody got tips? I miss the ease of C&P on my BlackBerry in a huge way right now.
     

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  2. Cruzatte

    Cruzatte Well-Known Member
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    For what it's worth, figured it out-- you do a long touch on the text field, which gives you the paste option.
     
  3. baddriver

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    on the hard keyboard:

    menu key + c = copy
    menu key + v = paste
     
  4. Cruzatte

    Cruzatte Well-Known Member
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    good tips, thanks. takes some getting used to... I really miss the BlackBerry highlight method.
     
  5. jhughes23

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    how do you access the clipboard app? Also, is it possible to transfer documents between folders directly on the Droid, or do I have to mount to the computer to do that?
     
  6. eclipsed4utoo

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    you can download Astro. It's a file manager. Allows you to copy/paste/move files.
     
  7. baddriver

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    AndExplorer is another great free file explorer app
     
  8. Cruzatte

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  9. Ace Ventura

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    I wish one could copy (by highlighting, preferably) text from websites, but I think it's not doable on Droid. I think it's only capable of selecting text from other sources and by bigger chunks.

    No like.

    Regards,
    Ace
     
  10. binglejellsx2

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    Use menu+e. Then highlight the text with your finger (turns pink) and it automatically copies it to the clipboard. Then paste it.

    On a side note while trying to confirm this, I found out you can find other keyboard shortcuts. Press the menu button once, then press and hold it again. The bottom text will change back and forth to the keyboard shortcuts.
     
  11. Cruzatte

    Cruzatte Well-Known Member
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    Try menu + e when you're reading an email in gmail... brace yourself for fishing the email out of non-inbox hell. It's truly bizarre.
     
  12. binglejellsx2

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    Ah, I've never tried it in either of the email apps. Looks like I spoke too soon. I just thought some people might have been using the popup menus because I couldn't figure out how to select text with that menu - it just kept scrolling whichever way I swiped.
     

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