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Old 15-05-2010, 09:54 AM
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where can i find copy & paste?

I wanted to paste an url into an input on a webpage. How can I do this? Pressing and holding shift key does not bring up copy and paste buttons as is the case in, for example, email.
I wanted to paste something into comment input in facebook client - same story - no obvious way of pasting text.
Is there some other method?
How can I highlight and copy text in web browser?
Symbian supports systemwide copy & paste, doesn't it?
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Old 15-05-2010, 11:16 AM
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Smile Copy + paste

I did a little search in the N97 sub-forum :
http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum...ght=Copy+paste

When you want to copy text from a webpage , you can use Mobitol . Enter the webpage's URL in Mobitol . Now you can copy the desired text and copy it to the "Notes" application :
http://cousinisaac.com/mobitol/

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Old 15-05-2010, 02:00 PM
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How do you copy & paste from browser or txt message then use that in opera mini oe skyfire?

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Old 15-05-2010, 08:43 PM
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Smile Suggestions

Sorry , I cannot give a detailed description for the N97 . So this is my workaround on the E90 . No touch , but Ctrl key . Most of the time I can use Ctrl + C / V .
Copying an URL in " Web " , first Bookmark the page . Then go to the Bookmark > Options > Edit > Copy URL .
Copying from a Message : Options > Automatic Search On . Highlight the URL (using D-Pad) > Options > Copy .
Pasting an URL in Web : press any button > clear searchbar > Paste .
Paste an URL in Opera Mini 5 : first go to Settings > Inline Editing Off .
Second : Click the www. Bar > Options > Paste and correct the 2 times www. !
You can also Paste the URL in O Mini's Google Search . This is what I do using O Mini 4.2 .
Skyfire accepts Ctrl V without caveats . So does Opera Mobile 10 .

N97 a bit different , but should be possible also .

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Old 15-05-2010, 09:30 PM
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Thanks for your advice guys.
This is worse than I thought then.
So it turns out that vanilla symbian supports copy & paste only in few areas. Bad. And even more so that c&p is supposedly standard symbian feature.
Your suggestions, while possibly working, are not viable solutions for me. They require too much work to complete a task as simple as pressing ctrl-c, ctrl-v on a desktop.
And they are not universal - guess they won't work in all apps - like facebook.
Sad to learn that only after I bought my mini.
Thanks anyway

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Old 16-05-2010, 09:05 AM
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Is it possable to copy n paste from facebook (using native browser) to a new txt message?

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Old 16-05-2010, 03:21 PM
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ah, as far as i know, everything can be copied and pasted with the hw keyboard

to highlight, click as normal and select text. next, press and hold the FN key until you see the COPY word on the top right. to paste, do the same, press and hold FN key and click on the PASTE button.
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Old 16-05-2010, 04:05 PM
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You say click normal and select text. What do you mean by that? And whats the FN key?

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Old 17-05-2010, 09:04 AM
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FN = function = blue arrow key.

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Old 17-05-2010, 01:46 PM
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yup, the blue arrow

highlight what you need to copy, and then press and hold the blue arrow key, there'll be an option for COPY and PASTE after that
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Old 17-05-2010, 01:49 PM
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How do you highlight on facebook? Thats what i dont get

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Old 18-05-2010, 10:09 AM
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sorry guys, my bad. it's the SHIFT key not the FN key..............................

as for highlighting in facebook (presumably the widget), i don't think you can do that unless in a text box
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Old 18-05-2010, 10:44 AM
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On Symbian you can only copy and paste editable text. You can just copy and paste anything like on the iPhone, which is why the iPhones implementation of copy and paste, although delayed, is infinitely superior!

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Old 18-05-2010, 11:00 AM
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sorry guys, my bad. it's the SHIFT key not the FN key..............................
Ah I see now. Didn't know that was possible.

Anyone know why Opera Mini doesn't copy to the system clipboard? It seems to only have an internal clipboard, since when I copy text, I cannot paste it outside Opera Mini.

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Old 18-05-2010, 11:19 AM
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Opera mini doesn't allow you copy and paste between the system clipboard.

However Opera Mobile does. Works great! Just select the text and either use the keyboard to copy or use the onscreen menu. Then go to another application (such as notes for example) and paste.
 

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