Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1024130
[Translation Editor] Cut and Paste Function disabled for Firefox
Last modified: 2014-05-05 01:23:25 EDT
Description of problem:
When I right click on a word selection or on a single word in the editor, I do not have the option to 'copy'.
This is valid in Source text and in Target text.
I noticed that my colleague who used Fedora does not seem to have this problem. Yet, another colleague who ussed RHEL has the same problem than me, that is why I think there must be a connection.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Which browser and version you using?
Are you trying to copy from source to translation?
Or you are trying to copy a selection of word from source?
Or you are trying to copy a selection of word from translation to somewhere else?
Is the problem with mouse right click copy paste or CTRL+C and CTRL+V?
You mentioned your colleague managed to do that in Fedora, which browser and version they using?
I managed to reproduce the issue in my firefox browser (version 24) using mouse right click. But CTRL+C and V works for me.
I am using Firefox ESR 17.0.8
Yes, I am trying to copy a selection of words or html tags from Source to Translation panel on the right hand side of the source text panel
The problem is with mouse right click copy paste
My colleague is Francesco. He is whf today, so does not know which browser he uses on his machine at the office right now
CTRL+C and V does work but is not as efficient
Tested with Zanata 3.2-SNAPSHOT (20131029-0042)
The symptom croe describes can be confirmed with both Firefox version 17.0.8 ESR (RHEL6) and version 24.0 (Fedora 19).
That's cause by a component that Zanata team does not have direct control (CodeMirror, namely).
There are several workaround available at the moment.
1. Use other browser such as Chromium (or Chrome)
2. Turn off syntax highlighter in Translation Editor View
(Click on the 3rd icon on the right panel, then turn off syntax highlighter)
Does the recent codemirror upgrade fix this?
The codemirror upgrade was supposed to fix this or something similar, so let's retest.
(BTW if anyone knows that the other bug number was, please mark one of the bugs as duplicate if appropriate.)
I can confirm that this bug appears on RHEL6 Firefox 26, but not on RHEL6 google-chrome 24.0.
If so desired, you can turn off Syntax Highlighting in the options menu to get the right click copy-paste functionality back.
I just tested your workaround solution and it works.
The only problem is that I have to untick Syntax Highlighting for every single document.
It would be great to have it as default as you suggested on IRC
I just noticed something: once you tick off Syntax Highlighting on two document, it becomes default automatically for all other document in the higher level file.
(In reply to email@example.com from comment #9)
> I just noticed something: once you tick off Syntax Highlighting on two
> document[s], it becomes default automatically for all other document in the
> higher level file.
Actually, should only be having to do it once (per session), not twice. If you save your editor preferences, it should be automatically applied to future sessions as well.
Created attachment 868247 [details]
Screenshot of broken words in source text in Zanata Editor when Use syntax highlighting is unchecked
Yep, you are right, I seem to have to do it only once now. Nevertheless, there is still a little problem with the reading panes. For example, you will notice in the screenshot I have taken and attached to this message today that words are being cut in the middle of a word in the Source text (in English) like so:
access to the
m is controlled...
where the word 'them' is cut in the middle
is means only users...
where the word 'This' is cut in the middle.
It would be appreciated if something could be done about that.
Corina, could you please check the existing Zanata bug list, and submit that word-wrapping problem as a new bug if appropriate? We would also need details of your browser and the server version.
New bug created as per request Bug 1070541 called Word Wrapping issue in Zanata Editor when Syntax Highlighting is ticked off in order to enable Cut and Paste
as a workaround, user now is able to use ctrl-alt-h or ctrl-x then h to toggle between syntax highlight or plain text editor for current active row. It's a lot quicker to access good/working parts of both editor.
commend 16 has an error. the shortcut will be ctrl-alt-h or alt-x then h.
I have tried to use the shortcuts described above to toggle btw synatx highlight or plain text, but it does not work
Also, please note that at home, I am using Fedora with Firefox and I do not have any problem with Cut & Paste (right click) at all, if this can help.
This hasn't been released to production yet. The difference between RHEL and fedora may be due to different firefox version?
(In reply to firstname.lastname@example.org from comment #18)
> I have tried to use the shortcuts described above to toggle btw synatx
> highlight or plain text, but it does not work
> Also, please note that at home, I am using Fedora with Firefox and I do not
> have any problem with Cut & Paste (right click) at all, if this can help.
I have tested with Zanata 3.4.0-SNAPSHOT (git-server-3.3.1-257-gb0acc77)
and following browsers with code mirror (syntax highlighting enabled):
Firefox 24.5.0 (RHEL6)
Firefox 24.3.0 (RHEL7-beta)
Firefox 29.0 (Fedora 20)
They all works.
Providing that you put your mouse insider the area you select.
Would you mind trying the trick I found in comment #20 and see whether it works?
Patrick has tested it, Firefox 24.4.0 (RHEL6) but the trick did not work for him.
However, comment #17 and bug 1062508 has workaround for the problem.
Thus I closed it as duplicate for 1062508.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1062508 ***