Copy/Paste does not work on Android Devices

I noticed that the Paste function does not work on Android phones, although it works correctly on a WIndows PC. When you select an item, it does not paste.

What’s not working? I can paste on my Android. Is it a certain type of component you are having problems with?

Hi Jeff,

The context is the following:

I want to select an item in a list, and paste it in a field of a form.

For that purpose I call the List, select the item (using the ‘Copy’ Function), and paste it in the field. It does not paste on Android phones;

If you have the opportunity, you can check my app which manages YouTube PlayLists as a Database.

The problem arises when you select a Composer or an Artist for a new Item (avaialble on Home screen).

I bypassed that limitation by enabling the use of a ‘Choice’ componet, which is not very elegant.

Thanks for your help.

Best regards,

Maurice ROZENBERG (Paris)

Le mar. 22 oct. 2019 à 13:45, Jeff Hager via Glide Community a écrit :

I think I see what you are saying. I select a composer, select the copy button then come back and paste. What pasted was text that was in my Clipboard from something completely unrelated. It’s like the copy button isn’t copying anything to the clipboard. Are you pointing your copy button to a column that has the correct value in it?

Yes, I do. You described correctly what I meant. On a PC, and on,Ipad, the Paste works, but on the Android Phone it does not.
My original idea was to use a dropdown component, but the is no such a component available.

Please confirm.



Le mar. 22 oct. 2019 à 15:14, Jeff Hager via Glide Community a écrit :

I’m a little confused what you mean by there not being a drop-down component. The choice component is a dropdown and you already have it on your form. You could use it in place of the button and copy/paste, but that’s up to you how you want your app to work.

There is still a bug with the copy though. I am able to get it to work if I select the copy button twice. Once does not seem to work at all.

When I mention dropdown, I mean that you can type your choice in the list (not scroll as in ‘Choice’), like the Search function. This dropdown is, as you know, available in all UI as a standard control.
Considering the cut/paste, it works sometime if you do it twice, but not always. I also noticed the the GUI if Glide becomes often broken when you select twice the Copy, and the 2 screens (original and selected) are superposed. (very weird).

I appreciate your attention to this matter.


Le mar. 22 oct. 2019 à 17:21, Jeff Hager via Glide Community a écrit :

Ok, I understand. Several people have requested a searchable choice component. Hopefully Glide will give us that feature soon.

I think the copy works with 2 this only if you give it enough time in between taps. Don’t know why.

I had the same superimposed issue too. I thought is was just me because my phone is old and slow. Could be another bug.

Please note that, on Android, selecting twice Copy works only the first time you use it. It you repeat that action, it does not work.

Le mar. 22 oct. 2019 à 17:32, Maurice ROZENBERG a écrit :

Thanks for your time. I will wait for the new features to finalize that App.
You can use that App if you want to listen to YouTube Music in good conditions, especially if you drive.

Le mar. 22 oct. 2019 à 17:47, Jeff Hager via Glide Community a écrit :

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