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  1. hardrock1a's Avatar
    And I thought that I would mention it here since I had not heard or seen this mentioned before.

    When entering text, ever cursed it because you didn't have arrow keys? Couldn't get the cursor placed where you needed it?

    If you long press in the text field, a cursor will appear over your finger and you can easily then place it where you need it.

    If this is old news, sorry, but I had never knew this before and find it very useful.
    Last edited by hardrock1a; 07-29-2011 at 10:59 AM.
    07-29-2011 10:19 AM
  2. enahs555's Avatar
    Hot darn, I did not know that either! And yes, I have cursed there is no arrow buttons!
    07-29-2011 10:35 AM
  3. Winterfang's Avatar
    I'm a little confused. What do you mean by Arrow buttons? Like this > < ^ V
    07-29-2011 10:37 AM
  4. selfcreation's Avatar
    oh WOW would you look at that ,, i think i SWEAR at my phone EVERY day because i get soo frustrated on how my fingers cant hit that one 1mm size spot LOL

    this is awesome!!!
    07-29-2011 10:40 AM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    LOL i didn't know about this either. (A little blue cursor appearing on a long hold) :)

    Just tried a different theme colour and the cursor is even the colour of your theme, amazing) LOL
    07-29-2011 10:43 AM
  6. Winterfang's Avatar
    Oooh just got it. This is one really hidden feature =D
    07-29-2011 11:02 AM
  7. hardrock1a's Avatar
    No, I meant like cursor placement arrows, for getting the cursor where you need it...
    07-29-2011 11:03 AM
  8. wolf1891's Avatar
    yeah, i tripped across this one a few weeks ago. definitely helps make up for the lack of arrow keys.
    07-29-2011 11:05 AM
  9. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I didn't know about the long press single cursor but the 2 arrows were added with copy and paste in the NoDo update. :)
    07-29-2011 11:15 AM
  10. hardrock1a's Avatar
    2 arrows? you mean when you select a word for copy paste? The ones to adjust the selected text?
    07-29-2011 11:20 AM
  11. jogabonitos's Avatar
    I suspect that this feature came with Mango Beta 2 because I tried this before and I didnt work.
    07-29-2011 11:30 AM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    2 arrows? you mean when you select a word for copy paste? The ones to adjust the selected text?
    Yes
    07-29-2011 11:31 AM
  13. hardrock1a's Avatar
    No... I am running nodo, so this is something that came with at least that.
    07-29-2011 12:03 PM
  14. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    No... I am running nodo, so this is something that came with at least that.
    LOL even worse i never discovered it then, would have saved me a lot of time trying to hit between the required characters. :)
    07-29-2011 12:12 PM
  15. nelson799's Avatar
    Lol. I guess I was the only one that went to the windows phone tip center right when I got my phone. But it's a verizon trophy that came out super late, so it came with nodo. Have no idea if it was in pre nodo.
    Windows Phone Tips & Tricks | Mobile Shortcuts | Windows Phone 7
    07-29-2011 12:14 PM
  16. Dagolara's Avatar
    Pretty sure it was there at launch, NoDo just added the copy and paste.
    07-29-2011 12:22 PM
  17. starblade876's Avatar
    You guys, it's been shown quite a few times in videos. I would've thought most people here would've known it already. :P
    07-29-2011 12:23 PM
  18. hardrock1a's Avatar
    You guys, it's been shown quite a few times in videos. I would've thought most people here would've known it already. :P

    <shrugs> Like I said, I had not seen it before, or maybe I did a long time before I got my phone or something but I saw that today on some video. The guy did it without saying anything about it, he was showing something else; and a light bulb went on and I tried it on my nodo Trophy.
    07-29-2011 12:33 PM
  19. hardrock1a's Avatar
    Lol. I guess I was the only one that went to the windows phone tip center right when I got my phone. But it's a verizon trophy that came out super late, so it came with nodo. Have no idea if it was in pre nodo.
    Windows Phone Tips & Tricks | Mobile Shortcuts | Windows Phone 7
    Yeah... I am a typical guy, never read the manual/instructions and never stop to ask for directions! :)
    07-29-2011 12:35 PM
  20. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Likewise hardrock1a, i never read the manuals either. I'm not even sure my Omnia came with one, i might look in the box sometime to see. I bet it did though. LOL
    07-29-2011 02:19 PM
  21. selfcreation's Avatar
    Yeah... I am a typical guy, never read the manual/instructions and never stop to ask for directions! :)

    LMAO i second that , but must phones dont come with Instructions now , you have to go on your OEM website to Dl a PDF fille. to save trees :P ( in canada any ways ) not like we have a shortige of trees up here but you know.
    07-29-2011 02:23 PM
  22. Dagolara's Avatar
    Likewise hardrock1a, i never read the manuals either. I'm not even sure my Omnia came with one, i might look in the box sometime to see. I bet it did though. LOL
    Prob just a quick start guide, manuals nowadays are online mostly.
    07-29-2011 03:13 PM
  23. Luisraul924's Avatar
    I'm amazed that so many people didn't know about this lol it's been there since launch, I even knew that feature was there before i had my HD7 lol.
    07-29-2011 03:40 PM
  24. threed61's Avatar
    Just got my first wp7 device yesterday, had already used not mom approved language over this very issue! I am however pleasantly surprised at how easy things are to pick up with this OS. Thanks for the tip.
    07-29-2011 03:42 PM
  25. mart280's Avatar
    Wow great find, really usefull, thanks for the tip.
    07-29-2011 03:57 PM
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