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Is there any way to highlight spoiler-tagged text when using an iPad? Hitting 'copy' and pasting the text in another tab works, but it's so much effort just to peek at the Sporcle answers...or other things. Much thanks!
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    Originally posted by Dutchie
    Is there any way to highlight spoiler-tagged text when using an iPad? Hitting 'copy' and pasting the text in another tab works, but it's so much effort just to peek at the Sporcle answers...or other things. Much thanks!
We should probably recode it to be a "show/hide" thing. I know/knew enough to figure out how to do it on CRZ.net.

But until I do that....

I don't have an iPad so I should probably wait for someone who does to offer their two cents, but what's the fun in that? I'm going to assume it works just like my Android phone, because why not. If you tap and hold on a word, does it highlight? After it highlights, can you stretch the ends of what's highlighted to enclose the spoiler text? Does any of what I'm saying make sense?

EDIT: Or I could have just asked the Internet to describe it better: http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-select-copy-and-paste-text-on-the-ipad


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I forgot about asking the Internet too, but this is the Internet, so.... I confused myself!

I can tap to highlight a regular text word, but I can only copy the whole spoiler text and can't see it until I paste it elsewhere. I tried the multiple taps from that link, but it just made lots of zooming/unzooming happen. It's not a huge deal to copy/paste, just my own curiosity and laziness. :)
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I have an iPad and it annoys me as well. I know what you are describing.

I have guests this weekend and will forget about this, but remind me later.




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