copy and paste

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by carson44, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. carson44 macrumors member

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    why is there not an app for the overall phone for copy and paste, i know theres copiercIN but u can only copy and paste things in a limited area, y no for the overall of the phone??
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Because Apple doesn't deem it to be necessary.

    Otherwise we'd have it.

    Thread over.
     
  3. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    AFAIK, Apple hasn't allowed developer's access across apps...
     
  4. carson44 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea i get that but im saying for when u jailbreak your phone
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    u guys realize this is in the hacks forum right?

    hes asking why no one has made a copy and paste hack.
     
  6. carson44 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Oh...

    It can't be done. IMPOSSIBLE! :D:p

    Oh, but software unlocking the 3G? Cake.
     
  8. carson44 thread starter macrumors member

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    y cant it be done? everything else can be done to a jailbroken phone?
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    because no one has made it yet.

    Its more complex than it sounds because youd have to implement something that works outside of apps meaning it would have to be built into the OS.
     
  10. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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    the same reason why you can't replace the battery in an iphone or ipod(at least easily)
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    That doesnt make sense......
     
  12. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    That's never stopped anyone before. ;)
     
  13. rainmanbk macrumors 6502

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    What I don't understand is why someone can't make a SBsettings app similar to the Fast Notes or whatever its called. Something where you slide, pulls up the menu, you hit copy text.. it takes all the text on the page, puts it into a magicpad like app, and lets you select what you want.. then you close the menu, go where you want to paste it, and pull the menu up in the same way, paste it, and be done.

    I love how SB Settings runs overtop everything else.. that is exactly how i think a lot of apps should run.. imagine being able to pull up 'Text' overtop of another app in order to quickly reply to someone, and get back to what you were doing. obviously the feasibility of some of these types of applications are beyond the capability of the device (ie. two apps running at the same time) but still the ability of SB settings to pull it up anywhere is incredibly useful.
     
  14. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    ^^^^^^

    Wow. I had not thought of that.... Awesome idea. +1
     
  15. bwortman macrumors member

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    I love that idea!!!!! That seems so plausible, but since I am not a developer I can't speak from knowledge. OK who is going to do it?
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    again, its got to be built so it can be implemented into every application, meaning it most likely has to be put into the OS. The idea above sounds great from the UI standpoint, but from the actually make it work, its not going to be simple.
     
  17. rainmanbk macrumors 6502

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    All that the idea requires is the ability for the SBsettings app to 'capture' the visible text, as text, and then it can store it in it's own file. i don't know if theres such a function... sounds plausible though
     
  18. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. There isn't even a way to select text to copy! :D Think of that one yet? Haha. So how would that even work? Right now holding your finger down implements zoom so you can move your cursor. Maybe two fingers down or something, but still. It would not be able to run as an app because it needs to be functional IN all other apps.

    Doesn't seem likely that anyone is going to reverse the iPhone OS anytime soon. Better chance of getting Android ported or a iPhone linux distro. :p
     
  19. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    this is silly, i can't think of many way i'd use copy and paste anyway

    but really though, make another thread or two about copy and paste and keep crying and maybe stevie will listen to you
     

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