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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.

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      • AknelAknel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • alexalex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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......

      • thommckthommck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +3 votes

        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 SabaniCaslav Sabani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • ChrisChris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

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