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

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  1. 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?
     
  2. Rugaby

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    Tap in the text box. Select all.
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  3. TH55

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    I know I meant to mention that the current method is slow
     
  4. Bennyboy

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

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    Complain complain complain.
    Should have a separate thread just for these. Oh wait (just for these).
     
  6. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I'm with Benny.

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    Or the one. :)
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Europa

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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.
     
  9. Rugaby

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    Now Mindi that requires one more tap than suggested by the op. let's not be unreasonable. :p
     
  10. TH55

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    Not necessarily, in fact most of the time it takes a few taps to get the "select/select all/paste" menu
     
  11. Bennyboy

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    Yeah, you're right, sometimes it takes two taps.
     
  12. Bennyboy

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    ohhhh, I'm Spock? :D never watched star trek, one day I will thou, one day.
     
  13. Europa

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    You must be holding it wrong. ;)

    It works fine for me the first time.
     
  14. Europa

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    Really? When did you move to the US?
     
  15. Rugaby

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    Post of the day.
    Best part is Mac still doesn't get it lol
     
  16. Rugaby

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    TWSS
     
  17. Bennyboy

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    like 19 years ago. just never been a tv show kind of guy till about few years ago.
     
  18. CanadianNemo

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    Hahahaha, good catch!
     
  19. TH55

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    Haha, ya I'm not sure why but it often either doesn't respond the first few times or highlights a word
     
  20. 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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