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  1. booyaii's Avatar
    appologies for the dumb question.
    06-11-08 04:22 PM
  2. LilCostello's Avatar
    Pish-Posh! No question is dumb!

    To highlight text, simply hold down the 'shift' key - the one like [^aA] - and move your trackball over the text. Then click the Menu key and select Copy.

    Best of Luck!
    06-11-08 04:28 PM
  3. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Not at all, Copy and Paste is one huge advantage BlackBerry has over iPhone, everybody should know about it.

    BlackBerry is multitasking and maintains a clipboard.

    A typical case might be quoting source material from a web site. Using Browser, Menu / Select Mode. This will let you choose what to copy, use the Shift key to start and the trackball to hilight selected text or an image.

    Menu / Copy places your selection on the clipboard.

    If you are going to quote the text, open a reply window in a suitable site, like the WAP Homepage and choose Menu / Paste.

    The contents of the clipboard are transfered to your reply.
    06-11-08 04:30 PM
  4. mamelvin's Avatar
    How do you clear this? I have the "Paste" option every time I hit the trac ball.
    06-19-08 09:43 PM
  5. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Did you choose Menu / Select Mode?
    06-19-08 09:55 PM
  6. mamelvin's Avatar
    I highlighted and selected "copy" to copy my buddy's PIN from an SMS text, I pasted it in his contact info in my address book, but the "paste" option has not gone away, and when I hit it, it keeps pasting the PIN.
    06-19-08 10:01 PM
  7. jenaywins's Avatar
    That is not a stupid question!! If it makes you feel any better, I spent a week looking for the get it now feature on my first berry before a vzw rep finally had to explain that these devices don't offer that feature. Drr.

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    06-19-08 10:12 PM
  8. mamelvin's Avatar

    anyone? How do you clear your clipboard so it doesn't have the "Paste" option every time you hit the trackball (for the curve)?
    06-20-08 06:29 AM
  9. Kronk's Avatar
    Try opening the browser, hit Menu>Options>Cache Operations>Clear History
    06-20-08 06:54 AM
  10. Pete6's Avatar
    For all the rest of us with dumb questions, here are a some links that have some extremely non-dumb answeres from one ot the world's experts on Blackberry corporate use. There are loads od keyboard shortcuts.

    Enjoy. and and BlackBerry Curve 8310 Tips and Tricks
    Last edited by Pete6; 06-20-08 at 07:07 AM.
    06-20-08 07:00 AM
  11. Reed McLay's Avatar

    anyone? How do you clear your clipboard so it doesn't have the "Paste" option every time you hit the trackball (for the curve)?
    The clipboard works by saving the last cut or copy to internal memory. Once it has been saved, it can be used over and over again.

    If you really need to clear it, copy a space character to the clipboard.
    06-20-08 10:31 AM
  12. bmcclure937's Avatar
    The problem you are having with the clipboard is normal, that is how copy and paste works. (you copy something and can paste over, over, over... until something else gets copied)

    I am not sure why it is coming up when you hit the trackball... it should be available under the Menu Key

    I am surprised nobody mentioned this, but there is a shortcut for copy / paste as well...

    1) Hit Shift to go into selection mode... (the full blue selection cursor turns into a smaller blue dot) and then scroll the trackball to select desired text

    Here is where the shortcuts come in...

    2) Press Alt - Select (trackball) to copy

    3) Press Shift - Select (trackball) to paste

    makes things a litte faster... no Menu > Copy blah blah
    ericz and GAB-bie like this.
    06-20-08 10:44 AM
  13. ericz's Avatar
    I am a BB newbie and glad to find most of my beginners question somewhere around CrackBerry - what a great community. Copy/Paste was a BIG no-no on my iPhone but now - it's so cool being able to do all that convenient things like copy and past text snippets wherever I want - thanks for that tip
    03-08-11 09:02 AM
  14. drb0y's Avatar
    How do you clear this? I have the "Paste" option every time I hit the trac ball.
    I don't know if this is OS specific, but you can use the built in memory cleaner to clear the clipboard. Go to options>security options>advanced security options then memory cleaning. To make it even faster you can make a shortcut icon for the homescreen. Really helpful tool.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at
    03-14-11 11:08 AM
  15. agp423's Avatar
    Is there a keyboard shortcut to copy/pasting?
    03-14-11 12:53 PM
  16. drb0y's Avatar
    Is there a keyboard shortcut to copy/pasting?
    Bmcclure said this earlier:
    Press Alt - Select (trackball) to copy
    Press Shift - Select (trackball) to paste

    Posted from my CrackBerry at
    03-14-11 05:04 PM
  17. Susan Cooper1's Avatar
    I also have a question about copy and paste.

    How do I paste a BBM discussion to MMS as I need to copy from one phone to another none blackberry phone. It is a rather delicate subject so can't discuss the actual content.
    01-19-13 04:37 PM
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