Editing individual sections of input text

Discussion in 'Question & Answers' started by Bod, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Bod


    Sep 27, 2012
    Hey guys. I've been using MIUI since yesterday, and I tried searching for the resolution to this, but quite frankly I didn't know how to phrase it because my searches were yielding a broad variation of thread topics.

    Preliminary info:
    -Samsung Galaxy SIII - I9300 (intl)
    -JB 4.0.4
    -I'm not exactly sure on how I check what kernel I'm running, it doesn't say anything in the 'about phone' section.
    -Using Swiftkey 3 (though I don't think this actually has anything to do with my problem, as it happens when I'm using the stock keyboard that comes with MIUI.

    Alright, so, my question: in the stock JB, when you are typing text using a keyboard in whatever app (i.e. posting on someone's wall on Facebook or typing a Whatsapp/SMS, etc...), if you want to edit a section of your text, you could long press the specific section of text you wanted to edit and either

    a- an anchor would appear to allow you to more accurately move between individual letters


    b- a magnifier would appear to allow you to move between individual letters that way.

    Now, with MIUI, neither of those things are happening which, for somebody as big-handed as myself, is a little bit of an inconvenience as I cannot accurately maneuver through individual sections of text further back in my body of text.

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance, guys.