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Move a cursor back to a position in an SMS text & pasting text betw apps: iPhone or Galaxy Note?

Posted on 2014-04-20
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Don't mean to discredit any phones here.
I'm not an Android/iOS user: have been using Windows
phones & Windows on laptops all these while.

Q1:
I sometimes decide to move the cursor back to somewhere in the
SMS text to make amendment or to copy a section of text in a long
SMS but I find it very difficult to position the cursor or highlight a
certain section of an SMS text in iPhone even using a soft-tipped
stylus.  With Note 2/3's stylus is this task easier or more precise?
The Note 2/3's stylus is fine-tipped so I guess this is more precise
or the stylus of Note 2/3 does not serve this purpose?

Q2:
Sometimes I copy text between various apps (SMS text, Contacts
& I foresee will be doing this with office Word/Excel docs in future):
Is Android or iOS better for cutting/copying & pasting text between
apps?  Possibly Whatsapps & email clients as well

Q3:
What about copy/drag an attachment/picture from one apps to
another just like what I could do between MS Word & Outlook?
Does Android or iOS do better?


I'm asking all these as I'm quitting Windows Phone: my Win 6.1
crashed last month & when I got a used Nokia Lumia with Win
7.5, it crashed after a week.
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For Q1 and Q2: iOS and Android react the same way. Hold long to get the cursor to move. Double click to select a word. Then copy and paste.
Q3: No drag and drop as you'd expect in Windows, there's no taskbar after all. But file handling is better in Android. That's because you can save any file anywhere you want, while iOS has heavy restrictions (also most storage are only accessible by that app alone)
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by:sunhux
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Just got the Note 2: the stylus certainly helps me position the cursor exactly
at an exact point of the text that I want: it's a pity it can't allow me to drag
& select a section of the text.  Any suggestion on how I can select a section
of a text?
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What's the 2 'blades' that appear when I tried to select a section
of the text?  What function do they serve?
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Dragging the "blades" makes editing your selection possible.
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by:sunhux
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Great n precise selection w the bldes.  After selecting the text w the blades, how do I copy/cut the selectd text?  Pressing down n hold does not pop up anythg
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An upper bar should have appeared already with SELECT ALL (square with 4 cubes inside), CUT (with the scissor, appears only with in edit mode, when in reading mode you can't cut after all), COPY (double paper).
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An upper bar should have appeared already with SELECT ALL (square with 4 cubes inside), CUT (with the scissor, appears only with in edit mode, when in reading mode you can't cut after all), COPY (double paper).
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An upper bar should have appeared already with SELECT ALL (square with 4 cubes inside), CUT (with the scissor, appears only with in edit mode, when in reading mode you can't cut after all), COPY (double paper).
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