Have you accidentally highlighted and deleted a word when trying to place the cursor?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TH55, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    This happens to me quite a bit....I am trying to place the cursor in between words in a sentence and it highlights the word that I am trying to place the cursor in front of in pink and then deletes it. It's annoying
     
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Never had that happen to me, but just shake to undo.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I disabled that feature, also an annoyance. I constantly activated that accidentally
     
  4. Willyb26 macrumors member

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    I know what your talking about! Happens to me ALOT.
     
  5. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Annoying, yes.

    Doesn't happen as often for me nowadays though. Depends on what I'm typing, if I'm creating new words or not.
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    A single word?

    No, I usually delete a whole paragraph by accident.

    Don't ask me how, but it happens about once a day. Not a huge deal to me, though. Shake-to-undo is my personal savior.
     
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Every day. Really annoying. I don't remember it being as big of a problem before iOS 5
     
  8. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    I don't understand this issue? Could you give an example?

    I just hold my finger down which brings up the magnifying glass, move it into place and release. Never fails to work.
     
  9. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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    Same here... It has only started happening to me recently, and it's quite annoying. I don't recall it ever doing that before, and I certainly haven't changed my typing habits in the past year, so I'm thinking it's something new in iOS 5.

    Since it seems to be completely random and I only do it on accident, I honestly have no idea what that "feature" is even supposed to be doing.
     
  10. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    If I write a word that the iPhone isn't familiar with, it gets underlined with red. Bringing up the magnifying glass, moving it into place and releasing it can sometimes make the entire word selected, and pop up a suggestion about the "correct" form of the word.

    Because of this, starting to type deletes the entire word since it became selected even though I dropped the cursor in the correct place.

    Very annoying since the suggestions are usually worthless, the behavior inconsistent and the dictionary seriously flawed for my language.
     
  11. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    i feel ya, i i wish they would add an undo key to the keyboard just like the ipad :) its muchhh better.
     
  12. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Ah right, I get it now.

    It's never happened to me, but I get what you mean.
     
  13. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Bumping threads is subject to thread deletion.





    As for this thread, yes, almost every time I try posting a tag on Twitter.
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Do you have parkinsons? You REALLY gotta shake the phone for shake to undo to come up unless the phone is faulty...
     
  17. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, I didn't realize bumping was forbidden. Why is that? Kind of silly and unfair, what if you happened to post when the board traffic was very low and/or no one happened to see your post?

    And to answer, no I don't have Parkinson's. It happened when making normal smooth arm/hand movement. I've read other people who have experienced this additionally
     
  18. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    So you are moving your arms while you type? :confused:
    I usually don't do jumping jacks and/or cartwheels while typing a message. To each his own I guess. /sarcasm

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    I have gotten violations for this. I agree, it is silly. Just disguise your bump with a sentence from now on. That's what I do. I mean... never do... :cool:
     
  19. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No if I am texting someone while waiting for their response I am not holding my phone still watching. As long as the cursor is in place it can be activated.
     
  20. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    I hate highlighting and placing the cursor in iOS, I think Windows Phone 7 does a better job.
     
  21. Ramonn macrumors member

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    wOw. I've been using an iPhone since i3 and didn't even know this feature. Probably came with iOS 5 (?)

    Will be very useful especially in Mail app. Thank you!!!
     
  22. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Im pretty sure it came with ios3. Maybe ios4
     
  23. TH55, Apr 24, 2012
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  24. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What is the point of the suggestions?
     
  25. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    To help the user spell right, I suppose. I don't think the iOS developers intent was to piss me off... ;)
     

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