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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gmaellex01, May 29, 2010.

  1. gmaellex01

    gmaellex01 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Two questions:

    1:Why doesn't the text suggestion box, which helps you type faster, come up in certain fields? For instance, when filling.out the subject field for this thread word suggestions weren't displayed.

    2:When I'm writing an email, if I want to select a block of text to copy or delete I can only select all. I don't have this problem when selecting bits of text to copy on a webpage, only when I'm actively editing text.

    Cheers fellas and girls!
     



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  2. Taylored

    Taylored Android Enthusiast

    You should be able to change that in settings/keyboard.
     
  3. gmaellex01

    gmaellex01 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    No, it's not there. Anyways, text selection is my main problem. For instance if I'm quoting a post in a forum and I want to delete a large portion of the quoted text to emphasise the part I'm responding to then I have to delete the text letter by letter. Why does the select tool not work when I'm editing text?
     
  4. gmaellex01

    gmaellex01 Well-Known Member
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    Found it.

    Still can't select text while editing, however. It lets me select all, but that's it.

    Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  5. Outatime

    Outatime Android Expert

    Yeah, that would be one of my very few complaints with Android so far is the copy/paste function doesn't work everywhere.
     
  6. gmaellex01

    gmaellex01 Well-Known Member
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    Any word on whether Froyo fixes this problem? It should be simple...
     
  7. moogaloo

    moogaloo Lurker

    I've also found this an irritating omission in android. The copy selector is perfect for moving the cursor round and selecting text in a browser, and would be perfect in a text / search field.

    I wonder if there's some kind of patent issue that prevents it - its the kinda thing Apple would patent and prevent others from implementing.
     

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