[all e/illume based] copy/paste
vanous at penguin.cz
Sun May 3 10:34:49 CEST 2009
On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:41:16 +1000
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at rasterman.com> (CH(R) wrote:
>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 allow selection).
it works really well, thank you. the only issue i can see is that if the
text field is somewhere in the middle of the screen then the popup menu
goes under the topbar...
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