Opened 14 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1336 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Selecting a piece of text and hovering over it, should pop-up palette for copying

Reported by: HoboPrimate Owned by: humitos
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Browse Version: Git as of bugdate
Severity: Minor Keywords:
Cc: manuq Distribution/OS: Ubuntu
Bug Status: New


Copying a piece of text either happens through the toolbar or trough the key combination Ctrl+C/V . A more direct way should exist. At first I thought, why not by right-clicking on a piece of selected text would pop-up a palette with copy option, but following sugar conventions of hover palettes, the way would be:
select piece of text,
hover it
palette appears with copy option.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by HoboPrimate

Oh, but the right-click way should work as well, since everywhere else in the UI, right-clicking works as a way to skip the hovering time it takes to show a palette.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by erikos

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfirmed to New
  • Milestone changed from Unspecified by Release Team to 0.88
  • Priority changed from Unspecified by Maintainer to Normal
  • Severity changed from Unspecified to Minor

Thanks for the idea, we can work on it for 0.88

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by tomeu

FWIW, you can also drag and drop text selections into the frame.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by walter

  • Milestone changed from 0.88 to 0.90

This could be useful beyond just the Browse activity... but getting it working here first would be a good next step. Moving to 0.90

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by RafaelOrtiz

  • Milestone changed from 0.90 to 0.92

Moving to 0.92

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by humitos

  • Milestone changed from 0.92 to 0.96

Now, we are working on the migration to GTK3 and webkit. In fact, WebKit provides the right-click-button on selected text showing its own dialogue. I think that we should show our palette instead of the webkit's one.

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by erikos

  • Milestone changed from 0.96 to 0.98

Not a regression in the sense that we did not show any option before, now we show a 'copy' option which even works. As we are late in the cycle moving that one out.

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by humitos

  • Owner changed from erikos to humitos
  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:9 Changed 11 years ago by humitos

  • Cc manuq added
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Closing. Take a look at #3455. This is one of the cases handled on that patch.

comment:10 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone 0.98 deleted

Milestone 0.98 deleted

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