There should be a quicker way to clear all text

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  1. TH55, Oct 26, 2012
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    TH55 macrumors 68030

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    My razr had this feature, why wouldn't a cutting edge smart phone?

    I have installed the delete word tweak which works great, but only for deleting individual words.

    It is a hassle to double tap, hit select all, then cut.

    Couldn't they just make it so if you hit caps lock then backspace it clears all text?
     
  2. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Can't you just hold on any part of the text, Select All and then backspace once? Works for me.
     
  3. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    Try shaking your phone side to side and clicking the undo typing option that comes up.... ( the shake has to be a decently quick side to side motion)
     
  4. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I said in the op that is the quickest way to do it now but it's too cumbersome. It shouldn't take that many steps not to mention the delay waiting for the "select/select all/paste" menu to pop up
     
  5. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I didn't know what you meant by "double click".
     
  6. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I meant double tap
     
  7. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    How much faster can it get? One second to hold, one second to tap Select All, less than one second to backspace.

    I'm not arguing; I just don't know how much quicker it could be.
     
  8. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try my method yet?
     
  9. lelisa13p, Oct 26, 2012
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    Going now to test on a memo...

    Woo hoo! You win all the prizes. :D Lightning quick for clearing every bit of text. Also for Undo Paste, Undo Typing and Redo Paste. :) Brilliant.

    Also tried on iPhone 4 (iOS 5.1.1) Works a charm there, too. How did I not know about this? :eek:
     
  10. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sorry I meant to reply earlier, I disabled shake to undo. It constantly got triggered accidentally, far more often than I used it intentionally.
     
  11. Europa13 macrumors 6502

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    It's not a hassle to tap and hold, select all and hit the backspace key. It takes less than 2 seconds. Anything easier would be too easy and people would accidentally tap the one step "delete all" button you want and they would lose all their work.
     
  12. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    Things are never simple enough for some people.
     
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    What would be nice is an option in settings to allow you to adjust/speed up the delay.

    I'm so surprised that it hasn't been implemented already?

    Would speed workflow up no end ...
     
  14. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    When you do it all the time yes, it is a huge hassle. It could and should be much easier to do being such a commonly used function.

    And no, if implemented the way I described people would not accidentally tap it. You would have to hit shift twice activating caps lock, then hit backspace. Much quicker and easier, but just difficult enough not to accidentally activate. Very simple really.
     
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    just shake the phone
     
  16. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lol did you not read the rest of this thread? I disabled the shake to undo function, it's incredibly annoying I always accidentally activated it
     
  17. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    Just hold your finger on text, hit select all then backspace and voila
     
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    if you tap on it fast.. 3 or 4 click i think. it will select all text (not just that word with the double tap) . then just hit the backspace.


    *edit its four, real fast.



    how did your last phone do it?
     
  19. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    >I need a fast way to delete text
    >Super fast way to delete text
    >No I disabled that because it let me delete text
    What the *******? :confused::confused::confused:
     
  20. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I disabled that because it constantly popped up when I didn't want it to way more often than I used it

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    Thanks I'll try that.

    My last phone the razr did it in two menu clicks
     
  21. Europa13 macrumors 6502

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    That's still three steps, just like the method we currently have. I wouldn't think it would go from a huge hassle to no hassle at all when it only saves milliseconds.
     
  22. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No, waiting for the menu and having to carefully click the middle button is much harder.
     
  23. falkedup macrumors regular

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    I did not know this. def works well thanx
     
  24. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, same. This will work for now. Thank you
     
  25. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    You're begging for an easy method. It's provided, but you disabled it. You want to find something wrong. Yes, you can.

    yawn.

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    Some people MUST have something to complain about.
     

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