Copy and paste

pastapapa50

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Yesterday I wanted to copy an address from a website on my Moto Droid and paste it into an email. I couldn't figure out how to do that. Can anyone give me some pointers in the art of copy, cut, and paste with Android? Or point me to a thread where this has been discussed already. :eek:
 

seanubis

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If you are trying to copy a URL, first load that URL in your browser, then long-press the address bar and select 'Copy page url'.

If you want to copy text from a web page, then hit Menu > More > Select text (or Menu+E on the hard keyboard), then drag your finger to highlight the text. When you pick up your finger, the text will be copied to the clipboard automatically.

To cut, copy, or paste stuff into a text entry box, just long-press the box and select the item corresponding to what you want to do.

There are also keyboard shortcuts for a lot of copy/paste tasks. Eg, you can use shift-Dpad to select text, Menu-X to cut, Menu-V to paste, etc.
 

prometheus

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By the way, if you want to get map directions to a physical address off of a web page... Open maps, then open the browser, long press the street address on the browser screen and it automatically pops it into the map.

I found this out by complete accident and was pleasantly surprised.
 

Rusty Shackelford

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By the way, if you want to get map directions to a physical address off of a web page... Open maps, then open the browser, long press the street address on the browser screen and it automatically pops it into the map.

I found this out by complete accident and was pleasantly surprised.

Great find! Thanks for the awesome tip!
 

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