Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498869
Copying text in Evolution masks selected text and moves cursor
Last modified: 2009-07-02 22:11:45 EDT
Created attachment 342278 [details]
Screenshot showing marked text being masked behind grey field. Please also not the messed up cursor position.
Description of problem:
When trying to copy a piece of text inside an open mail in Evolution, the contents of the mail gets partially "masked" or hidden by a grey field as the picture shows.
If I use my keyboard to move around in the mail I can still select and copy the text that I want, but the actions are hidden.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.26.1 according the the about-box.
evolution-2.26.1-2.fc11.i586 if asking with RPM -q
As far as I remember 100% of the times that I want to copy text from mails I have received.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a received mail
2. Localize any text that is required
3. Use keyboard or mouse to mark any text.
Selected text is hidden behind a grey field. Cursor seems to get a bit lost.
Text should be selected as normal and not hidden.
It seems to affect plain-text mails only!
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Moving this upstream for better visibility.
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