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    how to highlight text.... argh!

    i'm trying to figure out how you highlight a word when you are using the text input. the red dot appears but i dont want to move the cursor around i want to highlight the word so i can easily change it. sometimes it highlights, sometimes it does not

    i tapped, double tapped, quadruple tapped the word and nothing happens.

    i know you can hold down and then pick "select text" in the drop down menu but i want a quick way. does anyone know the secret behind this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadarkside View Post
    i'm trying to figure out how you highlight a word when you are using the text input. the red dot appears but i dont want to move the cursor around i want to highlight the word so i can easily change it. sometimes it highlights, sometimes it does not

    i tapped, double tapped, quadruple tapped the word and nothing happens.

    i know you can hold down and then pick "select text" in the drop down menu but i want a quick way. does anyone know the secret behind this?
    That is how you do it. Long press, select text, then highlight. If you want to quick highlight a specific word you can put the red circle cursor in front of the word to highlight, then long press (anywhere or next to, just not ON the circle) and select text and it will highlight that word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by validoption View Post
    That is how you do it. Long press, select text, then highlight. If you want to quick highlight a specific word you can put the red circle cursor in front of the word to highlight, then long press (anywhere or next to, just not ON the circle) and select text and it will highlight that word.

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    Once i highlight it, what are my options? I only know how to delete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWIE View Post
    Once i highlight it, what are my options? I only know how to delete.
    Long press anywhere (just not on highlighted selection) and you can cut or copy the word (or paste over it).

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    What if it's, say, on a web page? Like an article you're reading, and you wanna post a snippet of it on your Facebook or something? How do you do that? Huh? Huh? HUH?
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    Quote Originally Posted by validoption View Post
    That is how you do it. Long press, select text, then highlight. If you want to quick highlight a specific word you can put the red circle cursor in front of the word to highlight, then long press (anywhere or next to, just not ON the circle) and select text and it will highlight that word.

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    i tried what valid suggested but that is the long way. there has to be a quick way to just highlight the word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollywood View Post
    What if it's, say, on a web page? Like an article you're reading, and you wanna post a snippet of it on your Facebook or something? How do you do that? Huh? Huh? HUH?

    Root your phone and download copy paste it!! Bingo

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadarkside View Post
    i tried what valid suggested but that is the long way. there has to be a quick way to just highlight the word.
    All you do is double tap the word. It is VERY simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollywood View Post
    What if it's, say, on a web page? Like an article you're reading, and you wanna post a snippet of it on your Facebook or something? How do you do that? Huh? Huh? HUH?
    Menu>More>Select Text Highlight Text
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doahh View Post
    Menu>More>Select Text Highlight Text
    +1! very simply! yeah! yeah! yeah!

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