Re: [Evolution] Strange behaviour of Ctrl-V

On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 16:25 +0200, KÃre Fiedler Christiansen wrote:
On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 16:02, Patrick O'Callaghan <poc usb ve> wrote:
On Fri, 2010-07-02 at 17:04 +1000, Nick Jenkins wrote:


I wouldn't mind if Evo took account of the data type *when pasting in
the attachment area*. In the normal text area, I maintain that it should
paste the URL, especially when the composer is in plain-text mode (which
in my case is 100% of the time). This strikes me as the natural thing to
do and one which is very easy to explain to the user. If not, the "Paste
Quotation" thing should at least change its name to something
meaningful, such as "Paste URL" (or does it have some other purpose?)

Ah. But the thing is, if you go to a file browser (like nautilus),
select a file, and press Ctrl-C, then go to a compose window and press
Ctrl-V, what behavior would you expect?

I would expect the URI of the file (which is what I get when I paste it
in a Shell command line for example). If I wanted the contents of the
file I would expect to have to open it and copy the parts I was
interested in, or paste it into the attachment area. And if I want a
quick way to attach the entire file *or* insert the contents I also have
the Insert menu. It seems to me that making the canonical behaviour to
attach the contents of the file actually *reduces* the user's options.

I would expect the file to be attached. I would not expect a path to
the file to be pasted.

I disagree, with the proviso that adding an attachment is reasonable
when pasting into the attachment area. When pasting into the text area,
it's not reasonable.

The bug in chromium is, that it identifies a copied URL as if it was a
file copied from a file manager.

That may be so, but the fact remains that IMHO the Evo behaviour is
suboptimal. I'm happy to entertain arguments to the contrary as long as
they aren't variations on "that's the way Outlook does it".


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