Can we cut, copy and paste on safari?

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  1. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    cause thats important and i have yet to see screen shots of that. Also how would u double tap on safari, because wouldn't that zoom in.

    thanks.
     
  2. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    no you can't. Because double tap is reserved for zoom.
     
  3. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Yes. There are pictures of this being done on Gizmodo if you want to see 'em.
     
  4. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried it, you can't select any text to copy. Show me the screenshot.

    You can only cut and paste into text boxes. But you can't copy anything from the actual web page.
     
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  6. sharp65 macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can, hold down your finger instead of double tapping it.
     
  7. rKunda macrumors 65816

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  8. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    Someone obviously did not watch the keynote. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    ahhhh lol that works :rolleyes:
     
  10. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    ps.

    3.0 drains the battery like there is no tomorrow.
     
  11. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Hate to say I told you so.
     
  12. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    yea i didn't realize you can hold to initiate the copy/cut/paste function. Works in the Calc app as well.
     
  13. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Okay I know what you're saying.
     
  14. milani macrumors 68000

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    This thread has already definitively been answered (yes, you can), but this is something I thought of: I wonder if Apple considered that you might want to format text to the natural iPhone fonts. I mean, if you copied some huge 24pt font from a web page, and pasted it into an email, it would be totally ridiculous/virtually unreadable on the small screen. I wonder if Apple considered an option to auto-format text pasted from Safari into a native app like notes or mail, or (preferably) an option to format text to the default font/size.
     
  15. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yea im sure it auto pastes it into w/e font is used. if its notes it uses the notes font and email uses email font and etc.
     
  16. milani macrumors 68000

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    But based on the video when the text was posted into the mail app it wasn't changed to the default font style and face, at least I'm pretty sure that is what happened in the video, anyway.
     
  17. blackboxxx macrumors regular

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    Probably the easiest workaround would be to paste into notes, then cut again and paste into mail.

    P.S. This is coming from a PC user who is accustomed to copy-pasting into Notepad to get rid of formatting :rolleyes:
     

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