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    What am I doing wrong? When I make typing errors, rather than select whole word and delete and re-type, itd be easier just to select in between letters but I cant figure out how to do it. Is this even possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGx View Post
    What am I doing wrong? When I make typing errors, rather than select whole word and delete and re-type, itd be easier just to select in between letters but I cant figure out how to do it. Is this even possible?
    Tap and hold the word/typing area for a second. It gives you a cursor to place where you want it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squatting Hen View Post
    Tap and hold the word/typing area for a second. It gives you a cursor to place where you want it.
    LOL Thanks. Now i feel like an *****. I couldve swore I tried that. Thank you for restoring my sanity
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGx View Post
    LOL Thanks. Now i feel like an *****. I couldve swore I tried that. Thank you for restoring my sanity
    That's okay. Sometimes I forget to wipe.

    (kidding but I thought it was funny)

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    I had the same problem. It is rather user unfriendly IMHO, because when the cursor appears you have to keep holding the finger on the display and release it on the right place - which is obviously not very easy because you don't see the text under your finger touching the display ;) It would be much more logical if the cursor stayed even after I stop touching the display allowing me to try to tap inside the word and place it properly. Double tap would select the whole word (as it has always been like this on a pc)
    Last edited by McVitas; 05-05-2013 at 06:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squatting Hen View Post
    Tap and hold the word/typing area for a second. It gives you a cursor to place where you want it.
    You know we all learn something new everyday thanks
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    Another word of advice with cursor placement. As long as your finger is touching the screen, you can still control the cursor with your finger way below the word.
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    ROFL I got my 920 at week one and didnt know about that! Sometimes I think there should be more tips for new users built right into the OS (like the first-time-notifications in the baconit app).
    Phone: Nokia Lumia 920 (unlocked)
    Location: Germany
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    And now imagine the thousands of people using Windows Phone but not reading these forums! They may be quite annoyed because they did not find out how to do this and don't even think it is possible .
    This just shows that Microsoft did not think it through enough IMHO... I would suggest this to be a subject for a change in some future update
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    Quote Originally Posted by McVitas View Post
    I had the same problem. It is rather user unfriendly IMHO, because when the cursor appears you have to keep holding the finger on the display and release it on the right place - which is obviously not very easy because you don't see the text under your finger touching the display ;) It would be much more logical if the cursor stayed even after I stop touching the display allowing me to try to tap inside the word and place it properly. Double tap would select the whole word (as it has always been like this on a pc)
    That's actually not true!If you tap and hold inside a word until the cursor appears and then immediately release the holding, the cursor blinks on that same spot that you originally tapped!!You don't have to place the cursor!Just try it!Tap inside a word, hold until cursor appears and release holding immediately!!
    Have a good day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_kosmidis View Post
    That's actually not true!If you tap and hold inside a word until the cursor appears and then immediately release the holding, the cursor blinks on that same spot that you originally tapped!!You don't have to place the cursor!Just try it!Tap inside a word, hold until cursor appears and release holding immediately!!
    Have a good day!
    Wow I've been using WP for one year now and just figured this out
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    Happy to be of assistance!
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    World would be easier with cursor arrows, you know, like the ones qwerty keyboards have =( At least have an option to enable them somewhere...

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