1. IMANUT46's Avatar
    My pixel 3 is more than 2 years old. Suddenly, I'm having a PASTE problem. After I copy text, and then try to PASTE, I have to click many times to get it to work. It's the same in all APPS. What could be wrong. I've made no changes to the system. Thanks.
    04-02-2021 05:01 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you noticing any other general problems with touchscreen sensitivity, or is it just when tapping the Paste option? Do you have a screen protector on?
    04-02-2021 05:47 PM
  3. IMANUT46's Avatar
    No. It's just the PASTE action. I can't seem to find a consistent (no reaction) instance as to when it happens. I've tried moving the CLICK point slightly, HOLD TIME, CLICK SPEED, etc. Eventually, after varying attempts, it works. I've tried recopying and past again. There seems to be no pattern to the behavior. It's very frustrating.
    BTW, off topic, I hope your hospital stay is /was brief and everything is OK.
    04-03-2021 05:15 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How long are you pressing and holding to get the Paste option to come up?

    (FYI, I work in the hospital -- I wasn't hospitalized.)
    04-03-2021 12:01 PM
  5. IMANUT46's Avatar
    How long are you pressing and holding to get the Paste option to come up?

    (FYI, I work in the hospital -- I wasn't hospitalized.)
    Before this problem started. I needed just 1 quick click and the paste icon would appear.
    Now, there is no pattern. Sometimes it works immediately, but mostly it takes many clicks and various lengths. If I could find a consistent pattern, I could live with it.
    Sorry I misunderstood about the hospital. I've had some experience with hospitals as a patient, that weren't good. Stay well and safe. Thanks again.
    04-04-2021 05:00 AM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    I've never found the PASTE part of the option simple. I usually have to tap and tap and tap. Or PRESS/whatever.
    04-04-2021 08:38 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I've never been able to bring up the Paste option with only a short tap -- it's always required a long-press. But if you're using Gboard, you should also see the copied text in the word suggestion box (just above the rest of the keyboard) as soon as you tap on a text entry field, so just tapping that suggestion should paste it.
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    04-04-2021 11:45 AM
  8. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I've never been able to bring up the Paste option with only a short tap -- it's always required a long-press. But if you're using Gboard, you should also see the copied text in the word suggestion box (just above the rest of the keyboard) as soon as you tap on a text entry field, so just tapping that suggestion should paste it.
    Thanks. I've been considering switching to Gboard from SwiftKey. This gives me an incentive to do it.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    04-04-2021 05:40 PM
  9. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks. I've been considering switching to Gboard from SwiftKey. This gives me an incentive to do it.
    I finally gave Gboard a try. Although It's loaded with features, I have been using SwiftKey for a long time and except for the recent problems with the PASTE command, I've been happy.
    I kept fooling with the PASTE and found that you were right about holding the PASTE operation for about 2 seconds, solved the problem. Thanks again.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    04-07-2021 12:16 PM

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