Undo typing ????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JF Mezei, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. JF Mezei

    JF Mezei Guest

    I was typing an email in the bus. All of a sudden, I saw a quick
    mnessage "undo typing" and half of my message disapeared.


    How the (4 letter word) does this get acticated ? And is there an undo
    "undo typing" to restore the text the iphone has mistakenly deleted by
    itself ?


    While I am at it, when you reply to an email, you must first hgold your
    finger, then click on "select all" then on "cut" to remove the crud that
    Apple has chosen to include (instead of giving you a blank message, it
    insists on inserting the full message in a terrible top posting mode).

    I have noticed a few times that the select all followed by cut didn't
    actually cut everything. Anyone else experienced this ?
     
    JF Mezei, Mar 3, 2011
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  2. JF Mezei

    nospam Guest

    In article <4d6f1e6b$0$11314$c3e8da3$>, JF
    Mezei <> wrote:

    > I was typing an email in the bus. All of a sudden, I saw a quick
    > mnessage "undo typing" and half of my message disapeared.
    >
    > How the (4 letter word) does this get acticated ? And is there an undo
    > "undo typing" to restore the text the iphone has mistakenly deleted by
    > itself ?


    shake to undo. the bus probably went over a bump or something.
     
    nospam, Mar 3, 2011
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  3. JF Mezei

    Lewis Guest

    In message <4d6f1e6b$0$11314$c3e8da3$>
    JF Mezei <> wrote:
    > I was typing an email in the bus. All of a sudden, I saw a quick
    > mnessage "undo typing" and half of my message disapeared.


    You tapped "OK"? that seems silly.

    > How the (4 letter word) does this get acticated ? And is there an undo
    > "undo typing" to restore the text the iphone has mistakenly deleted by
    > itself ?


    The undo command gets activated when you shake the device (just like
    enabling shuffle in iPod mode, but for text fields). It brings up a
    modal dialog. You can press 'cancel' and the text will not be undone.

    > While I am at it, when you reply to an email, you must first hgold your
    > finger, then click on "select all" then on "cut" to remove the crud that
    > Apple has chosen to include (instead of giving you a blank message, it
    > insists on inserting the full message in a terrible top posting mode).


    You can select a part of the message and then reply and only that part
    will be quoted.

    > I have noticed a few times that the select all followed by cut didn't
    > actually cut everything. Anyone else experienced this ?


    I've seen it leave behind a 'quote bar' occasionally, but never
    anything else.

    --
    "Hi Dad! It's 3am, do you know where I am?"
     
    Lewis, Mar 3, 2011
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  4. JF Mezei

    JF Mezei Guest

    Lewis wrote:

    >> mnessage "undo typing" and half of my message disapeared.

    >
    > You tapped "OK"? that seems silly.


    I don't recall seeing a dialogue. I just tries it now, and I do see it.
    And if I shake again, there is a redo typing option. I had no idea
    "shaking it" had text edit capabilities. Rather dangerous on bumpy
    québec roads.

    When I do it now, after the "undo typing" is done, the space formerly
    used by that text is selected. I didn't see that in the bus. But I
    recall seeing someothing about undo typing, but it appeared to be more
    of a temporary warning than a dialogue.


    To me, it seemed to happen so fast. And the fact that I didn't see any
    selected text means that I continued to type. (the next character you
    type clears the selection).


    Looking at it now, I can see how continued typing could hit the "CANCEL"
    buttton which is over the keyboard, but not the undo typing one which is
    above it.

    Perhaps with the bump, my fingered moved up and accidentally pressed it.
    This could explain the fleeting sight of "undo typing" while not
    realising it was a dialogue that waited for my input.
     
    JF Mezei, Mar 3, 2011
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  5. In article <>,
    Lewis <> wrote:

    > > How the (4 letter word) does this get acticated ? And is there an
    > > undo "undo typing" to restore the text the iphone has mistakenly
    > > deleted by itself ?

    >
    > The undo command gets activated when you shake the device (just like
    > enabling shuffle in iPod mode, but for text fields). It brings up a
    > modal dialog. You can press 'cancel' and the text will not be undone.


    And shaking again allows you to redo.

    --
    Tea Party Patriots is to Patriotism as
    People's Democratic Republic is to Democracy.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Mar 3, 2011
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  6. JF Mezei

    Glenn Shaw Guest

    Michelle Steiner <> wrote in news:michelle-
    :

    > In article <>,
    > Lewis <> wrote:
    >
    >> > How the (4 letter word) does this get acticated ? And is there an
    >> > undo "undo typing" to restore the text the iphone has mistakenly
    >> > deleted by itself ?

    >>
    >> The undo command gets activated when you shake the device (just like
    >> enabling shuffle in iPod mode, but for text fields). It brings up a
    >> modal dialog. You can press 'cancel' and the text will not be undone.

    >
    > And shaking again allows you to redo.


    </me fires up "Give Me a Shake (Euro-Power Mix)" from his iTunes library>
    :)


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    Laters,
    Glenn Shaw • Indianapolis, IN USA
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    Glenn Shaw, Mar 5, 2011
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