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I got some message over talk that I want to copy to clipboard. That is not possible. Long pressing does nothing. Tried on 4.0.4-ICS and 2.3.7-Gingerbread without succes.

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If you are using Google Talk and have a GMail account, your chats are automatically logged in GMail. If you search for label:chat, you should be able to find that conversation and copy the text from your GMail application.

BTW, I think that the fact that you can't copy the text from the chat app really needs to be fixed.

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the text was a wifi passphrase at a friends location. I had to switch back&forth between wifi settings view and talk... –  ce4 Jun 13 '12 at 16:02

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