I’ve been answering questions on here for several years now, and as you might expect some questions tend to get asked over and over on there.
For example, I recently answered the following question (for the third time) over there:
“How can I select text to copy using a Windows tablet?”
That’s a great question so I thought it might be a good idea to also answer it on here.
There are actually two different ways to select text on a Windows tablet, depending on how you prefer to use it:
If you prefer using just your tablet by itself…
1 – Double-tap the text you wish to copy to highlight a portion of it.
2 – Drag the resizing handles until the entire portion of the text you wish to copy has been highlighted.
3 – Tap and hold your finger inside the highlighted text until a menu pops up, then select Copy. The selected text is now on your tablet’s clipboard and you can paste it wherever you want it.
That’s how you select text on a Windows tablet using only the tablet itself (and your finger).
And now, the easy way…
1 – Get yourself a Bluetooth mouse. (#ad)
2 – Pair the mouse with the tablet.
3 – Use the mouse to select text exactly the same way you do it when using a laptop or desktop PC, then you can use your mouse to paste it wherever you want it!
As you can see, using a mouse makes copying text a lot easier when using a Windows tablet. In fact, a mouse makes doing most anything a lot easier on a Windows tablet!
Bonus tip: If you’re new to Windows 10 I recommend that you check out Windows 10 For Dummies, an excellent resource for learning the ins-and-outs of Microsoft’s latest operating system.
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