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mr. ed

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Posted: 05/18/19 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Recently, my iPad was stolen and I purchased a new RCA Viking Pro android tablet, although I certainly prefer the iPad. My question has to do with using a stylus to highlight sentences on the screen. I find that when I attempt to move the stylus along the sentence in order to highlight it, the page tries to turn, so it's impossible to highlight anything. Is there any way to temporarily lock the page on the screen to allow highlighting? If I can't get it to work, I may just need to spring for a new iPad, although I do like the android tablet, otherwise. Thanks in advance for your assistance. Ed


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Don't know your brand but on both my Moto4 and my Samsung Galaxy tab I can lock the screen. Just pull down the drop screen and the icon for screen lock is there.


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Thanks for your reply, stickdog. Keep in mind I'm using an android tablet, not a phone. Swiping down from the top of the screen only reveals some notifications, nothing about locking the screen.

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I just found that if I use the stylus with a lighter touch, the highlighting works. However, the tendency is still there to turn the page. So, if I can find a way to lock the page so it doesn't turn, it would be a plus.

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on tablet I get 2 markers when I want to copy I find that I need to use the bottom tip of the marker to highlight.


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mr. ed wrote:

Thanks for your reply, stickdog. Keep in mind I'm using an android tablet, not a phone. Swiping down from the top of the screen only reveals some notifications, nothing about locking the screen.
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Mr Ed, my phone and my tablet are both Android and the icon s are the same on both and can be accessed from the front top of either device.

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I have that tablet but don't use it much. Try this. Long press and the word you press on will highlight with a couple of comma shaped things at either end. Drag one of them to get the rest of the sentence.


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wa8yxm wrote:

I have that tablet but don't use it much. Try this. Long press and the word you press on will highlight with a couple of comma shaped things at either end. Drag one of them to get the rest of the sentence.


I just wish highlighting was as easy as on the iPad. I could press fairly hard and the page wouldn't try to turn. I want to be able to run my stylus along an entire sentence and cause it to highlight without highlighting individual words.

BTW, my android tablet is an RCA Viking Pro, which is otherwise a pretty decent device for the money (I paid around $80 at Walmart).

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About what I paid for mine. But as I said on my Android phone I press on the first word and it will highlight. Sometimes it grabs and entire sentence. Then I adjust the "commas" to what I want. Just like you want to.

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its NOT about pressing hard or light
its about 'touch TIME', it is a different OS
its no harder to use, once you get used to it

touch any word for a second or two
then adjust the highlight section for what you want and choose copy delete etc..

you are used to doing touch and swipe using the apple OS

with android .. touch an swipe, with out waiting for the highlight is turn page/slide screen

same gesture different response

you have too change (get used too) to using the android gestures NOT the apple gestures you are used too doing


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