1. tcm1969's Avatar
    I am confused by some of the symbols in the new material design. The first image, top left corner, shows what I have to assume is "cut" and "copy" in the Gmail app. The second image is from the new messenger app and it shows the same symbols yet adds scissors. That leaves me confused as to what I thought the "cut" icon was within the Gmail app. In the third image there is an envelope symbol at the top. Again within Gmail. When I tap it it seems to bring me back to my Inbox. I don't know if that's the intended purpose or what the hell that is.
    If anyone has these figured out and can take the "tap and guess" out of it for the rest of us dummies that would be great!
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    11-13-2014 03:46 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    I haven't looked at Material yet, but there's no "cut and copy", since cut and copy are different functions. Copy puts the content into the clipboard, cut puts it into the clipboard and removes it from where it was (IOW, your email or text). A scissors icon normally means cut in any OS, a double box is usually copy.

    You normally can't cut from an original email and I didn't think you could cut from an original text. (You can cut what you've pasted or written.)
    11-13-2014 03:59 PM
  3. raptir's Avatar
    One of my favorite "hidden" Android features: if you longpress on any button like that it tells you what it does.
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    11-14-2014 08:09 AM

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