Bug 1126791 - Double clicking in the text editor to select words doesn't work consistently
Summary: Double clicking in the text editor to select words doesn't work consistently
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtkhtml3
Version: 21
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-05 09:47 UTC by kubrick@fgv6.net
Modified: 2015-12-02 16:11 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: evolution-3.13.5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-12-02 03:20:29 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description kubrick@fgv6.net 2014-08-05 09:47:39 UTC
Description of problem:
When composing a new message, double clicking on a word selects it, but then keeping the mouse button pressed on the second click and dragging to select more than one word, the selection reverts to character-mode.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
All the time

Additional info:
Works in the more simple text editor, like when creating a new event, this behaviour works as expected.

Comment 1 Milan Crha 2014-09-01 11:42:47 UTC
Thanks for a bug report. Evolution is moving to a WebKit-based message composer, which behaves in a way you suggest. This is part of the current development version, 3.13.5, which will be included in Fedora 22.

Comment 2 kubrick@fgv6.net 2014-10-16 17:45:52 UTC
Same as for bug #1127271, it's nice to know this will be fixed in a year but for now, people are still stuck with an under-performing composer (to put it nicely).

Reassigning to gtkhtml3 with hope this can be fixed.

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