[all e/illume based] copy/paste

Tilman Baumann tilman at baumann.name
Thu Apr 30 08:24:55 CEST 2009

On 27 Apr 2009, at 02:07, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 00:38:20 +0200 "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" <mail at 3v1n0.net 
> >
> said:
>> 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.

Wow, nice! But it does only work in text edit fields.
Not for example in the sms message view text area. Feature request... ;)


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