Do you wish there was an easier way to clear all text?

TH55

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Select all - cut/backspace is a hassle. On my 5 year old Razr if you held down the backspace button it began deleting whole words at a time (like iOS) but eventually cleared everything. While I don't particularly like this method it would be nice to have a quicker way of clearing all text, such as maybe activating caps lock and then hitting backspace. Any thoughts?
 

Bennyboy

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I like it like this, I don't want to accidentally delete the whole thing.
 

TH55

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I agree that's why I suggested the caps lock option it would be almost impossible to hit that combo accidentally. Also, in what will be another thread they need am undo/repeat function
 

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I really don't think this a hassle, and it clears the entire body of a text:

Tap a word > choose "Select All" > press the backspace button once.
 

TH55

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Now Mindi that requires one more tap than suggested by the op. let's not be unreasonable. :p
Not necessarily, in fact most of the time it takes a few taps to get the "select/select all/paste" menu
 

iP5

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A shift slide delete would do this nicely.

[cough] [cough] Apple staff, copy and paste to feature requests please.

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