[all e/illume based] copy/paste
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at rasterman.com
Thu Apr 30 09:41:16 CEST 2009
On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 07:24:55 +0100 Tilman Baumann <tilman at baumann.name> said:
> 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... ;)
that's up to the app - but if you look at elementary_test - anchorview and
anchoirblock both are not text fields u can type in - but they are selectable
(they allow selection) and the same thing works. it's up to the app to allow
selection or not - use anchorview widget or just a simpel label (labels don't
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