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Feature-request: Fine-tune cursor position while text-editing [answered]

asked 2014-01-03 22:01:34 +0300

kylihars gravatar image

updated 2016-06-18 00:33:10 +0300

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Could we have a way to fine-tune the cursor position after I tap on the spot (more-or-less) which I want to edit? I currently often miss my mark by a couple of letters or a line, and end up re-typing more text than I would need to.

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already requested with left and right arrow on virtual keyboard

redge73 ( 2014-01-03 22:15:39 +0300 )edit

No, arrows suck on any touch devices and are not necessary. Please avoid putting arrows into VKBs. Only reasonable application having arrows is terminal and arrows are already there.

lomo ( 2014-01-03 22:59:17 +0300 )edit

I agree that arrows would be very helpful. there are a lot of instances where you need to move the cursor by just one tiny narrow character. arrow keys are the easiest, most fool-proof way to do that. request for arrow keys is here: https://together.jolla.com/question/4069/del-and-cursor-arrows-on-keyboard-are-needed-essential/

bennypr0fane ( 2014-01-16 15:32:37 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-03 22:58:06 +0300

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It's already there. But you have to be precise. Just tap and swipe down in the text input box. This will take you to the "zoom" mode and you can fine tune your cursor's position. Well you have to be precise. However I like the tap and hold style to fine tune text position as it was on N9 more.

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Well that's a feature you don't find by accident! But isn't it actually more like tap and swipe to the side? Awesome, thank you for sharing this :) It could be fine-tuned though, now it's difficult to move the cursor just one character because it starts moving away from its position the moment you swipe.

Edit: No first tap needed, just slide left or right from the current cursor position. I'm learning :)

ssahla ( 2014-01-03 23:12:13 +0300 )edit

Yes, you are correct. It's actually tap and swipe to side. I've managed to find it by accident and I though it is tap and swipe to down but it did not work every time ;-)

lomo ( 2014-01-03 23:15:17 +0300 )edit

Found it, thanks!

kylihars ( 2014-01-03 23:15:38 +0300 )edit

Tapping first is safe, since sometimes it's recognized as swipe gesture in the application itself and moves you through the page stack for example.

lomo ( 2014-01-03 23:35:45 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the tip!

Vivien ( 2014-01-04 00:14:55 +0300 )edit

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