1. androidbutton's Avatar
    I got a text message from an agency I work for giving me details and the address of a contract I was due to start that night. I'd also reeived and set up my s6 the previous day and went to cut and paste the postcode from the received message into googlemaps searchbar like I'd done millions of times before on my old HT desire hd. It would not let me bring up the cursor tool to select just the postcode so I had to copy the whole text of the message. Inconveinent but okay I'll just delete what I don't need. Pasted this into googlemaps searchbar and begun to delete the excess text. First the stuff and the end of the text message then off to the beginning... hang on?? there is no way of getting to the beginning of thetext to delete the excess there. I couldn't point as the searchbar scrolls along and there is no left or right arrow on the keypad to move across. I couldn't believe it! I'd been doing this fot years on myHTC Desire hd and that as like 4 years old!

    Maybe I'm missing something so I played arounda little more and discovered the clipboard but couldn't find a way to edit I'd copied here either?? I called my network provider for help and they didn't have any answers so gave me samsungs number who I phoned and also seemed to have no answers??? Really I don't get how the cursor used to select the required text is available everywhere else but in received messages?? It was there in email, there in composing texts, there on the web??

    Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong here or how to sove this.. cutting and pasting a postcode from a received text message into googlemaps should not be this much hardwork or at least it wasn't on my HTC
    11-21-2015 04:30 PM
  2. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    AFAIK the messaging app does not let you copy just a word you can only copy the whole text. a workaround is to copy the whole text then paste it where you need deleting what you don't need.
    or use another messaging app.
    11-21-2015 05:55 PM
  3. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Correct as above. Stock messenger doesn't let you select and copy. The work around is as described above. You can copy the text from the whole message. Paste it in the reply box and select, cut, to save it to your clipboard. Select desired place and long hold to paste or open clipboard and click on which text you want posted.
    11-21-2015 06:04 PM
  4. androidbutton's Avatar
    cheers guys.. shows how used to something you get. Was kinda obvious what you both said. Paste it somewhere where you can select what you want and then cut and paste that. Much appreciated!
    11-21-2015 06:16 PM

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