How to Copy, Cut, Paste On Android Phones

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Android phones are having the Copy, Paste, Cut feature with very simple way to do so as well. This is one of the most important operation, and very necessary to any Android phone user. Note that the implementation of text manipulation was not uniform when Android launched. This how-to assumes that you are using the latest version of Android and that your apps are all up-to-date. In older versions of the OS, this functionality may be missing in certain scenarios.

Step1: Select Menu, then More, then Select Text.

Simply press and hold, and then select more, then press Select Text. It will select all text in the current field. For finer control, hold Shift, and then use the arrow keys or the trackball to select the text. The Select All shortcut, for those using a hardware or virtual keyboard, is Menu + a.

Step2A: Copy

When releasing the press the highlighted text is copied automatically to the clipboard. In the case this doesn’t apply click Menu<Copy All. Also the Menu + c shortcut is available via the keyboard.

Step2B: Cut

With the text highlighted, press and hold, and then select Cut All. The menu shortcut is Menu + x.

Step 3: Long press, then select Paste.

You can paste across apps. Press and hold, and then select Paste. The menu shortcut is Menu + v. Here is a list with the available shortcuts:

  1. Select – Shift + arrows or Shift + trackball

  2. Select All – Menu + a

  3. Copy – Menu + c

  4. Cut – Menu + x

  5. Paste – Menu + v

  6. Undo – Menu + z

This how-to assumes that you are using the latest version of Android and that your apps are all up-to-date. In older versions of the OS, this functionality may be missing in certain scenarios.

For visual info check the following link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/ofQqhJ_fa2M

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