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I know how to select text (in a view) using the touch screen.

Is it possible to do the same via keyboard only?

If possible, please provide a way to do this on the emulator (I need this for a programming task).

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You can indeed, just hold down the Shift key and move the cursor with the dpad/trackbal/etc.

From the comments:

The center key in the D-Pad activates the two text-selection hands, which can be moved anywhere using the D-Pad directional keys. Then, pressing the D-Pad center key again, copies the selection to the clipboard.

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  • @Romain Guy Thank you. I am trying to do that on the emulator, but the moment I click the SHIFT key (with the mouse), I receive the message "Text copied to clipboard". How do I move the D-Pad cursor (on the emulator) while the SHIFT key is down?
    – an00b
    Mar 7, 2011 at 22:34
  • Use your computer's keyboard :)
    – Romain Guy
    Mar 7, 2011 at 22:51
  • @Romain Guy Thanks again. I tried that, too, but the my computer's SHIFT key isn't recognized by the emulator. What am I missing?
    – an00b
    Mar 7, 2011 at 23:00
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    @Romain Guy Got it! I don't need to use the SHIFT key at all. :) The center key in the D-Pad activates the two text-selection hands, which can be moved anywhere using the D-Pad directional keys. Then, pressing the D-Pad center key again, copies the selection to the clipboard. Thank you!!! :)
    – an00b
    Mar 7, 2011 at 23:08
  • That last part should be in the answer :-)
    – Ivo Flipse
    Mar 8, 2011 at 9:20

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