Re: [Evolution] Small "quirklets" in Evolution 1.0.8

On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 09:48, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 17:25, Dan O'Reilly wrote:
On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 09:21, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 17:16, Dan O'Reilly wrote:
On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 09:08, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 16:47, Dan O'Reilly wrote:

2. When reading messages, I find that I can't select and cut/copy text. 
REALLY limiting, when you're trying to cut-and-paste from an email
message into something else.

are you sure you can't? Maybe that's because you're using the windows
way of doing it. If you use the X way (select with the mouse to copy and
press the middle mouse button to paste) it should work. It does for me.

Likely that's the problem.  Forgot about implict cut/paste.  THe only
issue I had with it is really, I guess, that there are times (for
example, when composing the messages) that you DO have a drop-down menu
for that.  Consistency (or lack thereof) I guess is what I'm getting at.

well, it's consistent with how the rest of X applications work. The
CTRL-C/CTRL-V keybindings (or menu items) are something that we
inherited from windows, AFAIK.

I suppose you're right there.  However, don't forget that a good part of
your user community is VERY used to doing that, as they're refugees from
the windows world.  Just a comment...

anyway, I just tested the 'windows way', and it worked. That is, I
selected text with the mouse, pressed CTRL-C, and then CTRL-V on another
application, and the selection was pasted. Is it this what you say
doesn't work for you?

Right, that's correct.  I did the following:

1. In a terminal window, I started an editor in insert mode.

2. In the message you sent me as I was reading it, I selected some text
and hit CTRL-C.

3. In the terminal window, I did both EDIT->PASTE and CTRL-V, and there
was nothing there.

I had also tried the same thing with entering data into a Mozilla
window, with the same results.

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo ximian com>

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