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

  1. gmaellex01

    gmaellex01 Well-Known Member
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    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

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

    gmaellex01 Well-Known Member
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    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

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    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

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    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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