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Double-tap to select text [webOS 2.x]

by Adam Marks Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:49 am EST

This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher

Highlighting/selecting editable text in webOS 2.0 works the exact same way as it does in webOS 1.x by using the Shift key () and dragging your finger anywhere on the screen in the direction that you want to move the cursor, but there is now an additional method to select editable text. If you double-tap on editable text, it will select the word that you tapped on. And instead of just double-tapping, you can also drag across the screen after the second tap to highlight a long string of text.

Note that while this seems to work in most apps, it does not seem to work everywhere.

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