Improve Text Selection, Cut, Copy/Paste
The way text selection and Cut, Copy/Paste works on WP7 needs to be improved a lot!
First of all it needs bigger handles/levers to select text.
It needs magnifying glass when selecting text
And finally we should be able to select individual letters from a word if we want to. Try selecting "Micro" or "Cros" in "Microsoft", you can't do it, it selects the full word, this should be improved.
Alessandro Ciccarelli commented
I muss it too. Unbelievable but this is still missing at the time i write 1. March 2015
Selecting text to copy and paste in any apps like IE and News. Right now, i can't copy the previous comment and need to rewrite all by myself.
When writing text, tapping should bring up the cursor to that place not dragging it from the last word.
yes is a big problem to putt the cursor in the right place. iOS is wonderful in that as you tab and cursor appear you get the magnification lens above that permit you to select en putt the cursor in the right place......
At first I thought text selection was broken in WP8.1 but now I can see it has actually been improved. The major issue is that there is no indicator/magnification when you are trying to place the cursor.
I'd actually prefer they added cursor keys like on the touch keyboard on windows 8. Those, along with a CTRL button, really help me to quickly edit text on a touch screen.
Caslav Sabani commented
We need to be able to select all and cut the selected text.
IT IS TOTAL ABSURDITY TO NOT BE ABLE TO SELECT ALL OR CUT THE SELECTED TEXT.
Add select all option!
Yeah and must be able to copy/paste text from ANY app including Bing Maps as long as it's not text from a picture.
Munawar Khel commented
please not just selection for copy or paste toggle through words and letters