Slight annoyance with Copy&Paste

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by carrollf, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. carrollf macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    #1
    Firstly, the copy and paste functionality is great but there is one thing that annoys me. I was used to zooming in on a paragraph of text in Safari by double-tapping that paragraph on the screen (got very used to doing this) but now when I do it it highlights some text for Copy/Paste. Is the double-tap to zoom functionality gone?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Double tap to zoom still works for me. Make sure you are not holding the touch too long...
     
  3. carrollf thread starter macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    Thanks. Actually seems to happen more in emails that Safari - can you tell me if it still works for you in email?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I've never tried it before in Mail. Managed to find an email that displayed in a column with small text and yes, double tapping quickly zoomed.
     
  5. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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  6. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    Another annoyance is the lack of support to copy just a portion of an SMS message. The only option you have is to copy the whole message. I was hoping to just copy a userid / password from those stupid viewmymessage.com sms messages until we get MMS.
     
  7. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    A simple work around is to forward your text which will make the text appear in the "typing" box. Now you can select the desired portion of your text to copy.:D
     
  8. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    Well that was smart and easy... I had the same complaint till I read that !

    Thanks !
     

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