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  1. Jazmac's Avatar
    Heyyy, I like that way far better than the way its done on Android. Thanks for the tip. Hardrock1a
    07-29-2011 04:04 PM
  2. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Wow, really. I've been doing this since I can remember. I think was there pre-NoDo.
    07-29-2011 04:17 PM
  3. jdunn's Avatar
    Wow, really. I've been doing this since I can remember. I think was there pre-NoDo.
    I know right? I thought that this was kinda self explanatory, and I didn't read manuals either, although I watched plenty of videos, so maybe I picked it up from one of them. It is a nice feature though, glad everyone has discovered it.
    07-29-2011 07:08 PM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I figured it out the first week I had my Arrive by accident. I have seen it posted before but its been a while. it is a very useful feature.
    07-29-2011 08:40 PM
  5. Rico's Avatar
    Yeah, this has been available since launch. If I remember correctly, the feature was shown off in videos before the phone launched as well, which I'm pretty sure is how I found out about it. Either that or I tried it because the iPhone has a similar feature.

    Still, glad to see people discover something they never knew about their phones.
    07-29-2011 09:38 PM
  6. justop26's Avatar
    WP7 is so intuitive, features like this revealed themselves progressively to me within hours of playing with my Focus for the first time. I'm also amazed at how many people didn't know about it. Quite useful one!
    07-31-2011 02:12 AM
  7. patricksmangan's Avatar
    There is a lot of press and hold everywhere in this os, which i like. So when in doubt, press and hold..
    07-31-2011 02:34 AM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I don't remember this not being there from pre-nodo. I just choose not to use it. I rather select the word and type it over. Works faster for me than waiting for the cursor to select where I want it to go. Also doesn't seem like it's too accurate, at least for me.
    07-31-2011 09:13 PM
  9. Rico's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I don't remember this not being there from pre-nodo. I just choose not to use it. I rather select the word and type it over. Works faster for me than waiting for the cursor to select where I want it to go. Also doesn't seem like it's too accurate, at least for me.
    If the insertion beam is off by a character or two, I gently roll my thumb in the direction I need while still keeping it on the screen. Takes a bit of skill to use though.
    07-31-2011 10:02 PM
  10. rpm5101's Avatar
    You guys didn't know that? haha I guess it's just something I figured out early on.

    Has anyone noticed you can long press letters to bring up accented letters?
    08-01-2011 12:08 AM
  11. Rico's Avatar
    Yup. And long pressing the period brings up different punctuation depending on the keyboard. Long pressing different things really unlocks some nifty extras, although a lot of these are similar among smartphone platforms.

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    08-01-2011 12:49 AM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    I just discovered this recently.

    Say you send someone a text (or you receive a text) and you need to Copy just the info in that text. Press and hold on the colored box. After like 2 seconds a drop down menu will appear and it will give you the option to Delete, Forward, or Copy.

    Comes in handy when someone sends you a long text with info that you need to pass on.
    08-01-2011 08:48 AM
  13. hardrock1a's Avatar
    LOL... now that one I knew! but the more tips we get out there for people, the better!
    08-01-2011 08:55 AM
  14. Apoc's Avatar
    Well damn! Really didn't know this one great bit of info!!! Thanks!!!
    08-01-2011 08:59 AM
  15. Curtieson's Avatar
    There is a lot of press and hold everywhere in this os, which i like. So when in doubt, press and hold..
    Yep! When you every think "I wish it did _____"...try a long press/hold and see if it is one of the options. more times than not, it IS!

    Yup. And long pressing the period brings up different punctuation depending on the keyboard. Long pressing different things really unlocks some nifty extras, although a lot of these are similar among smartphone platforms.
    To clearify for others...he means press/hold the period on the keyboard, NOT in the typed text like the other issue that was just found.

    Also, another helpful keyboard tip. If you want just one number/character, when you press the "&123" or "Shift"...if you press/hold and while still holding drag your finger to the number you want and let go, it will give you that number and put you back to the text keyboard. (Example: "Meet me in room 2B" or any Canadian Zipcode!) Sorry...not sure how postal codes work overseas.
    08-01-2011 09:03 AM
  16. Duvi's Avatar
    For me... some of these shortcuts aren't shortcuts at all. I can type the correct word faster than long pressing to insert the cursor.
    08-01-2011 11:28 AM
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