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Access to text in various applications

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Access to text in various applications


    I just installed Windows 8 a few days ago. It took some time to put together the partitions and programs I wanted to install on my new SSD and set up the external storage drive with my old hard drive, but it was totally worth the effort. I love the operating system and how it works with my desktop and hardware. It boots quickly, the themes are aesthetically pleasing, and access to everything is far easier to navigate.

    However, I do have some issues with the Metro Menu / Applications. I have downloaded several applications, notably Twitter and Skype. Those two applications have been snapped into the left side of my screen. While they are useful and important to me, what troubles me is that I don't have a copy / cut function for either application.

    It seems like a very small issue, but having that access to text helps.

    Is there a way to add that feature to both applications? I would much rather avoid the clutter of a desktop Skype program or view Twitter via Google Chrome.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    you have the copy/paste function in Skype.

    highlight the text. with a mouse, just rubber band it. with a touchscreen, tap once. then drag the dot.

    with a mouse, you right-click and choose the copy option. with a touchscreen, it'll have the option to copy once you surround the desired text. or trackpad, you swipe from the top edge downward or the bottom edge upward to bring up the context menu like right-clicking.
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Access to text in various applications
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