Droid 3 101 Question: Cut & Paste

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I've had difficulties with cut and paste (if it really even exists).  I may get an email address or link, that I need to copy and then mail to someone or put in an email or document.  The documentation talks about selecting text and then copying it. 

 

First it's unclear how to select text.  Sometimes I see it, then I highlight something and then there is no option to copy.  If I go to the place I want to put it, I only see another option to select.

 

Nothing in help in Verizon or the manual. 

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Re: Droid 3 101 Question: Cut & Paste

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There should be one of two ways to accomplish this.  First, you can double-tap part of the text you wish to copy, then, if the selector tabs show up (this is kinda hit or miss on my phone) drag each one to the start/end of the text, long press, select copy.  Or, long press, choose select word, drag the selector tabs, long press again, select copy.  Then, move to where you would like to insert the text, long press the text field, and select paste.

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Re: Droid 3 101 Question: Cut & Paste

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Maybe this is a Droid 3 anomally.  I can double tap til the cows come home but nothing happens in applications.  And the only long slide I know is how I turn the phone on, and I'm trying everything like that and nothing happens.  Maybe this is something unique to the D3? 

 

Every so often, when I am in edit mode, I get these things (maybe this is what you call selectors) that look like the very old fashioned wooden triangular vises.  I've yet to find out how to move them.  It's so silly that there is no reference to them in the "reference manual," and that the supposedly intuitive phone expects me to know how these move.  I've worked with operating systems before DOS and I will learn them all, but at least allow me to find guidance somewhere.

 

 

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Re: Droid 3 101 Question: Cut & Paste

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I've seen those copy and paste markers and I can kinda manipulate them around with my finger, but it's really clumsy. And I believe that this is a new feature in Gingerbread (which, I guess is what comes on the Droid 3?).

One thing I'm about to try is to see if this works when you expand the screen.

Of course, tomorrow, I will be trying this on a new Droid Bionic... :smileyhappy:)?

Geri O
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