Selecting text

A longer stretch of text can be selected by using the Hash key (#) and keeping it pressed while using the Arrow keys. The selected text is highlighted and the Cut and Copy functions are available on the softkeys when some text has been selected. It is also possible to start selections by going to the Options menu and selecting Copy mode.

The same function is done with the Edit key in devices that have one.

Figure: Text selection in an editor

If the user presses an Arrow key alone when there is a text selection, the selection disappears and the cursor reappears in the respective position.

For more information on editing text on touch devices, see Cut, copy, and paste.