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Why does this text cause android devices to 'hang'?

I received this innocent looking forward from my brother on Whatsapp claiming that it could 'hang' my phone. And sure enough... touching it would make my android samsung j2 running android 6 freeze ...
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Copy message text in android 7

In my past phone (Android 6) I could long tap a message and sow "Copy" context menu. Now in Android 7 I see only some strange icons on taping a message. Could somebody advice how I can copy message ...
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How to append text with paste?

In android many times I just want to paste in text after the current text. But Android won't offer the paste context unless I select text. This means I have to overwrite text I want or insert a ...
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How to easily send my google password to my android tablet?

I have a Nexus 7 I haven't used in ages, it no longer remembers my Google account info. The password to my google account is stored on my Mac via KeyChain (it is a long and random character password). ...
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Android slowness

Why, in particular from Android 6 (for 5 version I don't know, but surely not for the 4.x and minors) is there an excessive slowness for trivial operations on a folder (e.g. renaming a folder or paste ...
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Problem with coping mmcblk0 to pc

I want to clone internal memory of my android phone. Version 5.0 lolipop. I have found an tutorial website but this is not working. Web site link given below. http://www.fciotti.com/2017/02/26/clone-...
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Select text in facebook messenger floating heads interface

How do I select text in facebook messenger floating heads chat? I can do it when launching the app from the "Messenger” icon, but not via a floating head.
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How do you Copy text using Google Assistant (used to be able using Google Now on tap)

How do you Copy text using Google Assistant (used to be able using Google Now on tap)
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copy text in a android app

In an app, there is no way to copy text in a certain window by long pressing or context menu, is there any way to copy this text? Thanks in advance.
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Cannot paste files into System/Media

I am looking to change my boot audio but cannot change it due it not copying from my computer to my phone but I can copy from the device to my computer. I have the latest version of Android Studio / ...
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I want to copy a zero width space to the clipboard

I want to copy a zero width space to the clipboard and paste it somewhere else, but after selecting all, the selecting handle thing doesn't pop up. I'm trying on chrome on this site. Edit: no, I ...
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How do I copy text from my Phone's inbox to my PC's text editor?

I am looking for a way to copy text from my Phone's inbox to my PC's text editor, sort of a shared clipboard. My PC's text editor has Ctrl key disabled. So, is there any way to paste the text from ...
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Automatically Extract Text from any app using Tasker

I've recently started playing with automation of simple routines in my Android device, and I've encountered an issue I cannot seem to solve. What I need is a way to detect if a change to the ...
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How to copy paste between Android and Windows?

I just want Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V work across all devices: from Windows to Android and from Android to Windows. Be it just a text or a file (like this in pushbullet, but for pushbullet, universal copy ...
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How to select all and copy content of .txt file

I have a .txt file on my Android phone. How can I copy it's content to the clipboard, so that I can paste it elsewhere? When I open the .txt file and long press, I only get "Paste". That is in "DB ...
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How do I copy a link from Google search results to clipboard on Android Chrome?

On Chrome for Android, when I do a Google search and some of the results are non-HTML documents, like PDFs. How do I copy a clean URL to the clipboard? Example search: https://www.google.com/search?q=...
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Is there a system level way of emptying the clipboard?

I have a question about how clipboards are cleared in Android. Now I know about the conventional methods of clearing the clipboard like rebooting the device, using third party apps, manufacturer ...
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How to copy text on Android like on a computer?

I want to copy a string of text from an ASCII text generator, but whenever I paste the art, it turns into a line of text. Example: _ _ _ ___ ___ _ __ ___ ___ _ __ __ _ _ __ __| | ___ _ __ ___ | |_ ...
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How do I copy images in Firefox for Android/Fennec?

I'm using Firefox for Android (also called Fennec) v.46 on Android Kit-Kat 4.4.2. When I tap-and-hold on images in a browser in Android, I get a context-sensitive menu, as expected. However, the ...
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my device doesn't switch on it keeps restarting is there anyway i can get my contacts numbers

My samsung note 4 edge doesn't open after a software problem it keeps restarting every time it opens and it doesn't take even 5 seconds then it goes of , is there anyway i can get my contacts numbers ...
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File copy: Add new files, but do not replace files, to a set of folders

I often need the following function: I wish to make a copy operation (usually from my phone to the cloud). I wish to copy a set of folders and subfolders with contents/files. I wish all NEW files to ...
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How to paste a text on non-pasteable (tap & hold pasting) text field?

My problem is that I have no way to paste a text in an app because the app doesn't allow tap & hold pasting. The keyboard I use (Google Keyboard) also does not have a clipboard button anywhere. ...
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Droid Explorer wont change anything (Delete, Paste, Uninstall)

I want change files in root but I can't. It can't delete any system file (No change). In addition it can't add any file in system/app or anywhere in root! It can't uninstall any system app from ...
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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message?

I'm using a service to report SMS spam via text messages. First step is to forward the text message, and the second step is to send a text message containing the phone number of the spammer. I ...
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Copy, paste, browse

I recently changes my DPI to 360 on my Nexus 5. Now when I copy a text it pops a top panel with the copy/paste/... icons but they have text with them now. Did android changed something or is it ...
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Is there a way I can see or edit clipboard entries in Samsung Galaxy Tab S?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Tab S running Lollipop stock update (8.6 Wi-fi only). I need to be able to visually reference what is being stored for the clipboard for a variety of reasons. My Galaxy ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S III claims that a screenshot was “copied to clipboard”. What?

I'm used to the Palm Treo 700p, running Palm OS. On Palm OS, the system clipboard can hold only text. I now also own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay, running Android "Jelly Bean" 4.1.2. This is a phone ...
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How to copy the entire contents of an android device to a linux PC

Ok, so some background, My original goal was to transfer some recently purchased nook .epub books to my PC so I can remove the DRM via Calibre. However, nook has removed the nook books from the usual ...
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How to have a clipboard functionality for multiple copy-pasting?

I want to know if there are slots of option in copying: copy1 copy2 then paste1 paste2 I love surfing many websites but need to login on them. I'm tired of typing every time my email address and ...
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copy multiple text messages in WhatsApp

I am selecting multiple text messages in WhatsApp Conversation, and copying it. But when I am trying to "paste", to forward it to other contacts, it seems WhatsApp is adding the name (from whom that ...
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How do I select the number of an incoming SMS?

I received some SMSes that show up both in my SMS app and in Google Hangouts; however for the life of me I can't figure out how to just copy that number (in order to report it as a spammer), short of ...
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Pasting an image on Word app failed, copying its link instead

I am unable to copy an image from internet and paste it on Word documents. When I copy the image, the image's link is copied to clipboard and when I paste it on Word document the link is pasted. Can ...
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How to get Paste menu to show in textarea on Chrome?

When typing in a textarea on Chrome for Android (such as when asking this question), I can't figure out how to get the Paste menu to show. If I long press, Chrome wants to highlight. Of I double trap, ...
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How to copy games data

Can I copy the data of a game and transfer from my old tablet to my new tablet and if so, how do I do that? Both tablets are samsung tab4 10.1 ( my old one doesn't have an sdcard )
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How do I clear clipboard contents on Samsung Galaxy Tab S?

I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet running the official non-rooted ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Sometimes i copy-paste sensitive data (like passwords etc) that i would prefer to disappear from ...
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z cannot paste into webmail in (Firefox)

Strange problem here... I have COPIED a URL link from the browser and can paste this into Notepad, but when I go to my Hotmail account using Firefox, I cannot get any option to PASTE to appear. Long ...
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Does InBrowser have a separate clipboard it copies to by default?

I'm old and trying to learn how use an LG smartphone. InBrowser is telling me I'm copying to a clipboard. How do I see what I am copying? Do I actually have a clipboard? Sorry if this is a dumb ...
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PC doesn't perform copy from it to sdcard/internal storage

I had create a custom ROM and trying now to copy it from my PC to my Lenovo Ideatab A3000-h, but when connecting the device and try to copy it from my pc to the device, it didn't do the process and ...
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How do I paste my password on Google Signin?

I change the password of my Google account on a frequent basis. My password is always a quite long alphanumeric string generated by a password manager. Typing it is really annoying, specially on a ...
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How to copy selected text in an SMS message

what I would like to do is be able to take a text message and copy a PORTION of it to use somewhere else. This comes in handy if an email address or phone number wasn't automatically picked up. ...
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Access a word definition from within an app?

Sometimes when I use an app on my Nexus tablet offline, I encounter words for which I would like to quickly check the definition. This is the solution I am currently using select the word copy to ...
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problem with pasting an arabic text on a note

I own a galaxy note3 and it types Arabic correctly but when I copy Arabic text and past it on a note the characters appear separated and randomized .. what can I do to cover this problem?
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Where does Android store clipboard data?

Where does Android store clipboard data? I have a rooted Android phone. Where are clipboard files stored? I can find that in a rooted Samsung device at /data/Clipboard, but am not able to find in ...
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No pbcopy-pbpaste command

I am trying to access the clipboard but there is no pbcopy or pbpaste command. Is there an alternative to this command? how can i access the clipboard from the command line?
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How to paste a password in a field of web browser?

This question may look ridiculous at first look, but this is more sad than funny. In some cases, standart web browser (or any of the alternatives I tried - firefox, opera, dolphin) simply doesn't ...
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How do you clear share actions bound to ‘copy to clipboard’?

I accidentally set a sharing intent to always copy to clipboard. I know that usually to unbind these defaults, you go Settings > Apps > All > [bound app] and hit the 'Clear defaults' button from there,...
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Samsung Note 1 - cut or copy in any app causes it to hang and crash

I hope someone can help rather than the normal suggestion of rebuild. I have Samsung Note 1 with Android 4.0.4. This is the most up to date version available (UK - O2 network) Cut or copy hangs the ...
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Trading clipboard contents between phone and computer

Is there a way to send information on my phone (for example, an SMS that I started to type, that got way too long, and that I decided I want on my computer to send as an email instead) through the ...
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Copy Paste with Touch

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I have a problem with the copy and paste feature. Since about 2 Weeks ago, I have been unable to copy by holding on the text and clicking copy. If I long press on text ...
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How to share clipboard between BlueStacks & host Windows PC?

I want to paste texts copied from host Windows PC to apps inside BlueStacks & vice versa. How to do this? I am running BlueStacks beta-1...