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Four taps?
Authored by: pete on Mar 16, '10 08:06:45AM

I tap three times, not so quickly, and the paragraph is selected. Four times unselects the paragraph, with the extra tap.

Very cool...



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Four taps?
Authored by: tomaira on Mar 17, '10 06:11:31AM

Yes, I've also experienced situations where three taps do the trick, but now when I was fiddling around before submitting this hint I could not reproduce it. Perhaps there are some bugs/inconsistencies in Apple's implementation.

Can you give an example of when triple-tap is enough? Currently four taps seems to be required in all situations I've tried (Mail, Facebook, Calendar, SMS, Things) regardless of tapping speed, but like I said: I know that I've also managed with three taps sometimes.

I'm on a jailbroken iPhone with firmware 3.1.2 by the way, don't know if it's a firmware issue.



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Four taps?
Authored by: pete on Mar 17, '10 05:05:21PM

Must be your jail-broken phone. All apps have the same triple-tap ability to select the paragraph.



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Four taps?
Authored by: tomaira on Mar 18, '10 02:25:19AM

That might very well be true, because I discovered the paragraph selection trick quite some time ago and there was also a period quite some time ago when I was running original firmware and didn't bother with jailbreaking. So it seems probable, although a bit strange that jailbreaking would affect something like that. :-)



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