[all e/illume based] copy/paste

Petr Vanek vanous at penguin.cz
Wed Apr 29 21:28:55 CEST 2009

On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:07:49 +1000
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at rasterman.com> (CH(R) wrote:

>On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 00:38:20 +0200 "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)"
><mail at 3v1n0.net> said:
>> Petr Vanek wrote:
>> > hi,
>> > 
>> > has copy/paste been discussed and some solution exist? I tried to
>> > search through the wiki but no luck. selecting and copying text,
>> > then pasting in applications doesn't seem to be really possible.
>> > The minimal typical scenarios would probably be from sms/email to
>> > another sms/email or web browser and vice-versa. Any ideas?
>> Recent versions of Elementary include a support for easy copy/paste
>> actions. I think it's a good example that could be ported also to
>> other toolkits (wich mostly need patches, BTW).
>yes. just hold down your finger for a second and presto.. menu (you
>can paste or begin selecting things). the selection is "malleable" ie
>the first time when there is no selection you define it with a drag.
>but after that pressing near the beginning or end of the selection
>allows you to adjust it to get it right. press and hold again for menu
>to "copy" or "cut" or "cancel". cancel just clears the selection and
>does nothing. copy and cut put that selection in the copy buffer, and
>going anywhere else to paste will paste it.
>so it's there in elementary -= handling copy/paste with fingers on a
>touchscreen. but other toolkits will have a .. harder time.

this is what i was looking know,

thank you


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