I have been working on a web based downloader utility for the Pre and other Sprint phones. I ran into what seems like a Pre copy/paste bug while doing some testing
I noticed that I can't copy a URL from the address bar of the web browser into a text box on a web site. I can copy the URL from one address bar in another instance of the browser and I can copy from one website textbox to another, but not between the address bar and a text box.The funny thing is that I can past the URLs from the address bar into other apps like Memos and even emails
Upon further inspection, it appears that you just can't use copy/paste at all in web form text boxes. This is ridiculous. I understand that you can't copy from just any text, but the ability to copy/paste into web form text boxes is pretty critical. What happens if I want to copy some text into a forum post?
This problem occurs on all websites with forms. I even tried it here on BAW and it did not work.
Has anyone else been able to copy and past to or from website text boxes?
I too am very disappointed that leading to the launch the Palm Pre promised Cut and Paste abilities unlike the iPhone and that now we see that the Cut/Paste function only works in text boxes we are typing in. This is so limited and is rather unhelpful. I can't cut and paste text messages I'd already sent in a conversation, I can't cut and paste from website, I can't cut and paste from an email. And now the third generation iPhone can cut/paste (and in all of those areas, unlike the Pre) and is fast, has tons of apps, and is more intuitive and user-friendly. I'm starting to regret that I went with the Pre and not with the iPhone--I mean I switched from Verizon to Sprint for this phone. I wonder if Will or another of Sprint's liaison's to Palm can tell us if they are working this issue.