Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131547
Evolution Cal does not allow mouse highlight
Last modified: 2014-03-25 20:50:59 EDT
Description of problem:
In the Day and Work View of Evolution Cal, individual time entry
cannot be hightlighted by mouse but in the Week and Month view, the
problem does not exist.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start Evolution Cal
2.Create an appointment
3.Click on the time slot of the appointment created (will see a
4.Hightlight the entry with the mouse
Clicking the entry is fine but following that, the widget no longer
accepts input form mouse.
Mouse able to hightlight an entry in the time slot.
Affects all locale including en_US
Filed bug upstream.
In the Week and Month View of Evolution Cal,
after selecting an appointment, you can select the text using
mouse-down and drag (as expected)
However in the Day and Work View, after selecting the apoointment, you
can't highlight the text with mouse-down and drag (bug).
(verified, with Evolution 184.108.40.206)
Still happening in evolution-220.127.116.11-2 and evolution-data-server-1.2.1-1
Does this still occur in rawhide?
Yes, I still saw this problem with evolution-2.3.7-1, e-d-s-1.3.7-1.
still happen in evolution-2.3.8-3 and e-d-s-1.3.8-4
Still happening in Evolution 2.7.1
COnfirmed with 2.7.4
Changing component to Evolution
With evolution-2.7.92, I can't seem to highlight text in _any_ of the views.
So is this bug really about being able to highlight text in the Day and Work
views, or is it about the inconsistent highlighting behavior. Because it seems
consistent now, just not in the way we hoped for. Or is the current behavior a
It might be possible that evo was designed to be this way... to not enable
selection of text untill the event is double clicked & launched in a full
fledged edit window.
Perhaps, but it sounds like it was at least partially working before, either by
fluke or by design.
Given that text highlighting no longer works in _any_ of the views (can someone
confirm this, btw?), it seems to me this bug could be closed in one of two ways:
1) If the reporter was objecting to the inconsistent highlighting
behavior, then this can be closed because the highlighting behavior
is now consistent.
2) If the reporter was filing the bug because he wanted to be able to
highlight text in any of the calendar views, then one could argue
that this is now a feature request and the discussion should be taken
Setting this to NEEDINFO to get Lawrence's thoughts, if he even remembers filing
this one two years ago. :)
Tested with followin versio:
Day/Week/Month View, selection of text is not possible by mouse, only in List
view you can.
As per a chat excerpt from irc.gnome.org
"""<makuchaku> Hi all, I'm looking at a bug report
(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=131547) which says that a
user cannot select text from a calendar in day/week/month view. Was this
designed to be like this or this is really a bug? It should be noted that text
selection in possible in list-view.
<makuchaku> If the calendar was designed with user-should-not-select-from-view
concept in mind, then I can proceed to close this bug or else I can try fixing this.
<kjetilho> makuchaku: if a user finds it useful and it doesn't break other
bindings, I don't see why it shouldn't be fixed.
<makuchaku> kjetilho: the user might have thought the same... also to be noted
that user can select text from keyboard using shift+arrow-key combinations
Also, I confirm that text cannot be selected from day/week/month views but can
be selected from list-view.
Tested on evolution-2.9.1-2.fc7
I dont know if this could be of any help or not...
Check "e_text_command" in $evo/widgets/text/e-text.c & see the case
This is just for the day view BTW :)
Closing this as upstream as we have it there already.