anyone having probs with copy/paste in iOS 5? I have an iPad 1

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    I'm also a newbie to this forum, although I've had my iPad 1 for 18 months or so. Until iOS 5 came along, I've never had an issue that I hadn't been able to solve, one way or the other. But I do have an issue that's bugging me. And it seems to belong in this thread. I have a tumblr site, and until iOS 5, it was very easy to copy an picture/image on one web page, then paste it on my Tumbler dashboard as an URL address, thus uploading it to my site. But since the update, including 5.1, I am unable to do so. If I copy an image, I can paste it as an URL in Notes, then cut and paste it from there onto the Tumblr dashboard... Clumsy but it gets there, although its impossibly slow and much more inconvenient to do it this way. This affects all sites where I've wanted to copy an image, then paste it onto another web page (blog to Goodreads, for example). Does anyone else have this problem?

    The other issue mentioned in passing was Safari crashing... I've rebooted, reset, closed open apps, etc, and nothing seems to have made a difference. It is a PITA when I've typed a page of a book review, only to have Safari crash and wipe out that page of typing!
    I'd appreciate any news/help you can give... Thanks.
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    Just a thought - can you not just select reader mode for the problem page and then copy the text from that since any weird formatting will be stripped out? It may even be support for reader mode that is causing this issue on the full page to start with. You should be able to easily copy the text you need from this mode. It may not play nice with some embedded fields though.
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    So far I haven't run across many sites that the new Reader feature's select button will even appear. That may be a whole other can of worms depending on what creation software was used to create what web page and what sort of code it generated. The sites I frequent are not "Reader friendly" so far. I doubt Reader is at fault, as this is not a Safari-specific issue. I have tried this with the other browser apps I have on the pad and the problem persists on them all.
    Hopefully, they're looking into the issue. We'll just have to hope they can come up with a fix. Thanks for the thought, in any case. :)
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    For images I usually just save the image to the camera roll and embed into a post or page. But I used Wordpress and Blogsy for Wordpress so it does work a bit different
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    Reader mode doesn't come up on the page I need. Good suggestion though. Appreciate the reply. I sent another message this time to apple affiliate program. No answer yet.
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    Well, got a reply from affiliate support finally. The widget builder I've been trying to copy paste is not supported in the iOS platform at this time. You can only copy it from a laptop or desktop. I would have thought of all people, Apple would support all their own platforms, especially considering the brazzions of iPads out there. Maybe some day they will catch up to this advanced technology. For now, I can work around it.
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    And the fun continues. Today Wordpress added an update to its iPad app and I lost all copy paste functions for text widgets, text links for posts and pages, and who knows what else. I can still copy paste by entering the dashboard through Safari on the web or using Blogsy for posting, but the app is not working. Posted on the Wordpress forums and hope to get an answer. Saw somewhere there they are getting ready for a new release of Wordpress. Hopefully they will fix the issue. It's getting very frustrating. The Wordpress app is very handy when it works.

    C.F.
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    This morning I was trying to copy a couple of paragraphs from a web page in Safari to Notes for future reference. Let me first say I am the definition of noob with respect to both iPad and Apple. I was able to expand the copy box to include the paragraphs. I opened Notes and could get the circle, but no paste option. After reading this thread and some playing I found that if I opened Notes and there was nothing saved, so only the notepad showed, it was a no go. But, if I double tapped for the keyboard to come up, or pushed the + for a new note, thereby bringing up the keyboard, my paragraphs would paste just fine.
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    The Wordpress app continues to not support the copy paste function and it does not work on the iphone4s either. Wordpress is well aware of the issue and scientists are working on the problem even as we speak. A bug fix should be out pretty soon, I hope. In the meantime try using Blogsy, it's a nice alternative although not quite as many features as the Wordpress app. But it does copy paste.
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    There are indeed many web pages in sites that will copy and paste fine. Unfortunately, the majority of the sites I use have problems that didn't exist before the iOS 5.0 upgrade. It is not just a Safari issue, as I have 5 other browser apps and the problem exists with them all when trying to copy from the same sites in which Safari users are having problems. It is probably some difference in the way the various sites' codes are being interpreted/decoded by the OS. There are many sites out there consisting of various levels of HTML coding... And this doesn't even scratch the surface of the permutations of pseudo-HTML code being generated by the many site-building software programs on the market.

    There is obviously a distinct difference in the way that OS5 interprets the code vs the way that OS 3 and 4 did. Hopefully they'll fix the anomaly before too long.

    Thank you for the input. Here's hoping that the apple engineers regularly read the forums and perhaps our comments will help them narrow the search for the problem.
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    The bug fix is in for the Wordpress app and it seems to be working fine now.
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    I have the same problem in copy/paste after upgrading. That's why I signed on to this forum.
    Ironically, it worked fine when I copied your text and pasted it in the the feedback form. Afterwards, I went back to what I was trying to copy/paste, encountered the same problem!

    Bao
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    Just put in IOS 5 yesterday and copy and paste does not work...this is really frustrating. I have filed a bug report.
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    Has anyone found a fix for this yet? I have not received any response from my Apple bug report. And Apple Care was no help either.
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    Updated to 5.1 earlier this evening. It doesn't appear that they attempted any fix for the copy/paste issue, as the same issues I've had since 5.0 are still with me. I guess I'll have to file a new bug report to jog their memories.
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    If you mean in, for example, Notes? Yes, I can copy text and open a new page and paste the copied text to the new page.

    If you read the entire thread, you'll see the problem is not a cut-and-dried issue that is totally specific to any one application. Even within browser apps some text can be copied and some cannot... However, in those areas where the text is not part of an 'image' and is selectable, copy used to work fine in versions prior to the upgrade to iOS 5.0. Since upgrading, it's become a random chance event when you want to copy something to save it in another app, rather than having to hand-write it down or have to constantly toggle back and forth from app to app trying to read and type the info from one to the other.

    Many apps, including the various browsers did not change their code schemes prior to the advent of 5.0. So what changed in 5.0 that no longer interprets the various other codes as the previous versions of the iOS did??
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    I went and bought iFiles 1.9.3 for $3.99 and it didn't work. I need to be able to copy the 'link to share' on Google Docs and I'm going crazy looking for a solution. I will post again if I find something and hopefully if anyone else discovers a solution they will post here too! In the meantime I have an iPhone4 that I haven't upgraded to iOS5 and it still works fine with copying the link from Google Docs.
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    UPDATE: Opera Mini version 7.0.0.30765 (free) on an iPad2 running iOS 5.0.1 allows copying of the 'link to share' on Google Docs Mobile Version only. i'm still looking for better alternatives but anything is better than nothing.

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