Bug 1567761 - Evolution: selecting text and clicking deletes the text
Summary: Evolution: selecting text and clicking deletes the text
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk3
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-04-16 07:44 UTC by Gwendal
Modified: 2019-02-01 13:23 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-04-16 10:11:59 UTC
Type: Bug

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GNOME Bugzilla 794723 0 None None None 2018-04-16 10:11:58 UTC

Description Gwendal 2018-04-16 07:44:36 UTC
Description of problem:

When writing an email, selecting text then clicking will delete the selected text. And this deletion cannot be undo-ed.

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

3.28.1 (3.28.1-2.fc28) 

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create new email (or answer one)
2. Select text
3. Click anywhere in the text buffer

Actual results:

The selected text gets deleted.

Expected results:

The selected text should not be deleted.

Comment 1 Milan Crha 2018-04-16 10:11:59 UTC
Thanks for a bug report. This had been fixed upstream already, please see [1] for further details.

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794723

Comment 2 Olivier Crête 2019-01-31 21:44:09 UTC
Any chance we can get an updated webkit with this patch into Fedora 29? This is very much a blocker for using Evolution-on-Wayland ?

Comment 3 Milan Crha 2019-02-01 06:48:57 UTC
I guess you speak of https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794723#c14 , but the next comment there says it's not a WebKitGTK+ fix, but gtk3 fix. Unfortunately, there's not much interest from gtk+ developers: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/issues/1447 It can be either they do not run Wayland or they do not use WebKitGTK+ as an editor.

Comment 4 Olivier Crête 2019-02-01 10:29:10 UTC
Any chance we can at least get a downstream patch in Fedora for this until upstream gets its act together?

Comment 5 Milan Crha 2019-02-01 13:23:56 UTC
I'm not the gtk3 maintainer, thus it's not a question on me, but I'm wondering, which downstream patch do you mean, please? Every reference I gave is to upstream. The gitlab.gnome.org issue 1447 does contain some proposals, but nothing approved by the developers. It can cause issues due to that.

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