1. sf49ers's Avatar
    Text selection is greatly improved in 10.1. The maker grows bigger once you touch it and the text selection is fluid IMO.

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    05-03-13 11:29 AM
  2. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    Text selection is greatly improved in 10.1. The maker grows bigger once you touch it and the text selection is fluid IMO.

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    You can also tap on either side for single movement instead of holding and dragging
    05-03-13 12:03 PM
  3. vgorous's Avatar
    You can already do that with 10.0.1.85

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    05-03-13 12:04 PM
  4. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    You can already do that with 10.0.1.85

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    That's what I was going to say. I can't see the attachments, but that's how it works on my Z10.
    05-03-13 12:07 PM
  5. sf49ers's Avatar
    You can already do that with 10.0.1.85

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    I know it exists in 10.0 and PlayBook but the fluidity and controls are day and night difference

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    05-03-13 12:22 PM
  6. Young Z's Avatar
    You can already do that with 10.0.1.85

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    I think what he is trying to get at is that it is greatly improved now. More responsive, etc.

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    05-03-13 12:25 PM
  7. vgorous's Avatar
    I was replying to Kris. Sorry.

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    05-03-13 12:53 PM
  8. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    I was replying to Kris. Sorry.

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    I was also pointing out the fact it was easier and more fluid to do the single tap

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    05-03-13 03:55 PM
  9. ssbtech's Avatar
    The only hope they have ot making text selection better is to bring back the trackpad.
    05-03-13 03:59 PM
  10. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    The only hope they have ot making text selection better is to bring back the trackpad.
    I disagree with this. Think about it, some BB faithful people were hesitant to try the Z10 because it took away the physical keyboard. And what did BBRY do? They made the best stock touch typing experience on the market.

    Why are some BB faithful hesitant to try the Q10? Because it doesn't have a trackpad (or large screen to make touch typing/navigating easier). Now...I could see BBRY also developing a method to make the best way to do text selection without a trackpad. I don't really know what this would look like...but I'd be eager to find out!
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    05-03-13 04:09 PM
  11. ssbtech's Avatar
    I have a Z10, and while it might have "the best stock touch typing experience on the market" it's still a piece of crap for composing lengthy messages.

    Touchscreen keyboards and touchscreen text editing are best suited to 140 character twitface posts.
    05-03-13 04:14 PM
  12. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    The only hope they have ot making text selection better is to bring back the trackpad.
    It's a different experience, sure. I don't know that it's so bad that they need to bring back the track pad.

    For instance, if you tap-hold for the expanding selection you could copy a larger block of text and then edit at the destination after pasting.

    It's a different way of looking at the entire act of copy-paste and it may ultimately turn out to be more efficient. It's unlearning old patterns and behaviors that gets to be the hardest work.

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    05-03-13 04:27 PM
  13. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    Bring back the track wheel

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    05-03-13 04:29 PM
  14. Spawn12's Avatar
    The only hope they have ot making text selection better is to bring back the trackpad.
    No they dont, theres absolutely no need to go back to the dinosaur age where trackpads were commonplace. I for one am happy thqt the trackpad is dead and buried...too many broken or unresponsive trackpads for my liking and also less parts to break down.

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    05-03-13 04:37 PM
  15. ssbtech's Avatar
    It's a different experience, sure. I don't know that it's so bad that they need to bring back the track pad.
    For instance, if you tap-hold for the expanding selection you could copy a larger block of text and then edit at the destination after pasting.
    Try to highlight a block of text in a forum posting - moving the blue handles around causes the page to slide up and down, the keyboard keeps popping up and getting in the way - it's a mess. Forget typing something out and copy/paste big blocks of text to reorganize your thoughts...

    Open up the CBC news app and select a block of text. You can't. Moving the handles left/right sort of selects text, but the pages slide left and right too.

    We will never see the day where people prefer using fiddly small touch screens over a desktop PC for composing or editing documents.
    05-03-13 04:39 PM
  16. vgorous's Avatar
    Bring back the track wheel

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    I was thinking just that. That was all time the best text selection.

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    05-03-13 04:56 PM
  17. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    We will never see the day where people prefer using fiddly small touch screens over a desktop PC for composing or editing documents.
    That day is May 3rd, 2013 . Right now I'm at work waiting on a conference call with a client. The computers here are about 5 years old, and due to the abuse we've put them through over the last 5 years they have gotten pretty laggy. As I type, it freezes. I finish the sentence and have to wait for it to appear and then go on to the next so it doesn't freeze so much the browser crashes. I've written a 6 page story on a touchscreen phone though, with surprisingly few errors. So right now, if I could be on my phone I would, but they frown at that while we're waiting for a client lol.
    05-03-13 05:02 PM

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