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General Text Selection Cursors

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    Hi all

    I'm hoping others have noticed this annoying issue with Note 5s.

    I'm talking about the text selection cursors (if that is what they are called) being too small.

    The ones that appear when you long press on some text, you get the two little pins that you touch and drag over the text to make your selection.

    Now on my old Note 3 the pins had a circle at the bottom then a long thin line up to the current line of text, this was great cause you put your finger in the bottom circle and you can still see the line and text your trying to select.

    My Note 5 however has the small circle but it is immediately below the line of text I'm working with, the result is that I can't see what/where the pin is when I have a finger on it to move it...

    This is very frustrating and I'm hoping there is some way I can fix this? Either through a setting I'm unaware of or an app or some simply changing the text selection pins/cursors to taller ones.

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    I can't move them easily either, without using the pen. Try using the pen. Not a great solution, I realize, but...
     
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    Does this happen on Marshmallow ? I'm on Note 3 contemplating a Note 5.
     
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    I'm on 6.0.1 so yeah.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was released in August of 2015 and was the company's flagship phablet for the year. The device features a 5.66-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 16MP main camera.

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