I had "trouble" with the copy and paste thing... I discovered that as Wax4 states, the copy always shrinks back to single line. I know now though, that because of the multi gesture feature, if any part of my hand, or nail, or a hair, touches the keyboard, it thinks I have tapped it again. So being careful with one finger works well.
Good suggestion, you do have to be careful with what you touch. However I'm trying it on an original iPad (no multitasking gestures) and it's still problematic. Something has changed, but it's not consistent enough that I can narrow down what it is exactly that's causing this.
Originally Posted by Milliebert
Thanks for the confirmation, Rich. Have submitted feedback on apple iPad feedback URL you suggested.
Copy/Past on ios5
I have exactly same problem on iPhone 4S with iOs5 !
I used to copy parts of test from bank online site ( text with numbers inside of board).
What i usually have to copy is to past on email.
Until iOS5 it was working without any problem.
Since ios5, on the website under Safari, i'm still able to copy by pressing finger on the board i wish to select but when i switch to my email to past, it past the old copy (not the Last one from my banking website ). It looks like the copy is not working !
Here is a link od iPhone/iPad application where a same kind of issue was found.
I will appreciate if somebody find a quick solution.
I don't think anyone here is going to find a quick solution, but you can certainly let Apple know about this bug on your iPhone...
Originally Posted by Pieric
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Hi folks. New to the forum. I have also been having problems with copy and paste. Specifically with trying to copy HTML code within a box. For example, trying to copy and paste affiliate ad copy from Amazon, Google Adsense, or Linkshare. One of the Linkshare affiliates is Apple itself. I can copy and paste a text link, but widget builder and rss generator does not work. I am trying to paste to Wordpress by the way but I don't believe Wordpress is the problem. I tried to copy from the HTML code to notes or a pages document but no go. I was in contact with an Apple rep through Linkshare regarding this and he said they could not replicate the issue. I sent a bug report via the link provided in this thread, thanks by the way, but have had no reply.
When I bring up the code to copy I tap and the box will darken but no magnifier comes up. Sometimes it will along with the cut/copy/paste bar but nothing happens. Other times it may highlight one word but I am unable to move the bars. It seems very random.
For some reason plain text ads seem to do ok. I can copy/paste a text ad from the iTunes affiliate but nothing with an image in it.
In Amazon I am able to build a widget, add to it, or build a store banner, but I can't copy and paste a link to specific page.
Google simply stopped working. I can't seem to get any ad code to copy.
All this started with the iOS 5 update. I hope Apple is aware of the issue and the new 5.0.1 coming out will address it.
Any other copy/paste application, notes, pages, numbers, etc. seems to work fine. Only with this HTML stuff. Tried different browsers, etc. nothing seems to work. Using a computer is not an option as all I use is the iPad. If anyone has a solution we would like to hear about it. Thanks.
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Yes, the copy/paste issue is still, well, an issue. It seems to be website, even web page specific. I haven't seen anything about it in the iOS 5.0.1 update that's due to be released in a few weeks, but we'll keep our fingers crossed. In the meantime you could join us in sending your feedback directly to Apple (you could probably cut and paste most of your well-written post!)...
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I have found that the iFiles app for the iPad v1.9.2 has an embedded browser that still does (copy and paste selection wise) what safari used to do in ios4.
Originally Posted by wax4
It's more of a faff than Safari in ios4, but it enables me to do what I need - until such a time as safari or the other browsers are altered. To be clear the issue above is not present in this app, but is still reproducible in safari.
No response from my apple feedback request.
Given the volume of submissions that must be made I'm not surprised.
So, there's no way I'm updating iFiles from v1.9.2 for a while then!
I have somewhat similar issue with ios 5 on iPad 2. Unable to copy/paste on URL in landscape position with home button on the right. The other position portrait and landscape with home button on left works when I want to Copy/paste URL. Browsing on safari after a certain period of time the site will crash, keyboard slides in and out repeatly, bookmark come in and out cursor jumps around search engine to URL etc. unable to control website and only way was to switch off as it is not responding to any of my tapping on the screen. After resetting, it was working for a few days and some bugs must have triggered the safari website to go crazy again. After switching off, site will be stable again. Hope apple can resolve this issue.
FWIW...Now updated to iOS 5.0.1. Still have the same copy and paste issues. Maybe the next one will fix it.