1. 20GT's Avatar
    Half of the time my phone doesn't let me copy text but instead tries to drag the text.

    How does this work? I can't seem to drop it anywhere that will accept it.

    If it's not trying to drag and drop what is it doing?

    Edited:
    It's a LG Stylo 3 with Android 7 OS
    03-16-2019 04:46 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    You can't, you copy and paste it. If the app doesn't give you access to the clipboard (that's up to the app developer) you can't.
    03-16-2019 06:07 PM
  3. 20GT's Avatar
    You can't, you copy and paste it. If the app doesn't give you access to the clipboard (that's up to the app developer) you can't.
    Why does my phone act like it can? I definitely can drag textHow do you drag and drop text on Android?-screenshot_2019-03-18-03-17-56-picsay.jpg
    03-18-2019 03:21 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    That's you setting the begin and end handles on the text you're about to copy. If you try dragging anything, you'll just move one of the handles.
    03-18-2019 12:32 PM
  5. 20GT's Avatar
    That's you setting the begin and end handles on the text you're about to copy. If you try dragging anything, you'll just move one of the handles.
    Are you looking at the picture or are you in some kind of denial? It's right there in front of you. Can you not see the words drag text floating below the same words above it?

    What is the phone doing if not some kind of drag feature when everything selected follows my finger around the screen.
    03-21-2019 03:17 AM
  6. 20GT's Avatar
    I've colored it in light red for you. Please don't act like my phone is not doing this. Do you realize how hard it was to get that screenshot?

    There must be other phones doing this as well. When It decides to do it I don't get thru "long press menu" that is supposed to bring up "copy/paste" it just starts floating my selection on the end of my finger.
    Attached Thumbnails How do you drag and drop text on Android?-img_20190321_032649.jpg  
    03-21-2019 03:36 AM
  7. hallux's Avatar
    There must be other phones doing this as well.
    Considering we don't know what phone you have, we can't say if others might also do this...
    03-21-2019 05:44 AM
  8. 20GT's Avatar
    I apologise it's a LG Stylo 3 with Android 7 OS
    03-21-2019 06:44 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I see what you're talking about. Drag & drop only works in certain text entry fields (I just tested it in the reply box on the forums website on Chrome, with Request Desktop Site turned on). I composed a short message, and was able to drag and drop a couple of words from the top line to one of the middle lines.

    But it doesn't work in other apps (like Messages, Hangouts, etc.).
    03-21-2019 04:23 PM
  10. 20GT's Avatar
    Bummer it tries too and gets in the way of the cut and paste function.
    05-31-2019 11:15 AM
  11. daninbluemd's Avatar
    I've colored it in light red for you. Please don't act like my phone is not doing this. Do you realize how hard it was to get that screenshot?

    There must be other phones doing this as well. When It decides to do it I don't get thru "long press menu" that is supposed to bring up "copy/paste" it just starts floating my selection on the end of my finger.
    On my Note 10+ in some apps I can drag & drop (I wish all would allow). I've never seen the "drag text" message though and never have had a problem dropping it.
    10-28-2019 02:35 AM

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