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Bug 83160 - cut, copy non-functional with RMB _within_ a document (RH.
cut, copy non-functional with RMB _within_ a document (RH.
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gedit (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2003-01-30 15:46 EST by Elton Woo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-31 18:26:44 EST
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Description Elton Woo 2003-01-30 15:46:42 EST
Description of problem:
Placing the RMB _within a document_, I can only cut or paste from the 
Gedit menu, NOT with the mouse. undo, and redo function with the
mouse within the document. 

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

]$ rpm -q gedit

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a document from Gnome with Gedit, or open Gedit and select a new document
2.  Highlight text to be cut or pasted with the right mouse button.
3. Try to cut or paste highlighted text.
Actual results:
Options are greyed out (unavaialable)
These actions are only available from the gedit menu.

Expected results:

Options for cut / paste should be available once text is marked.
Additional info:

Hardware: Logitech USB Optical Mouse connected via 4-port USB hub.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-30 16:28:20 EST
I am not parsing what you mean here. You mean on the right-click menu, 
the cut/paste options are not enabled?
Comment 2 Michael Knepher 2003-01-31 18:00:34 EST
Here's the behavior I'm seeing - if you highlight a section of text, and
right-click *outside* of the highlighted area or an a highlighted line that has
no text on it (i.e., only a line-break where the highlighting spans the width of
the editing window), it basically de-selects the text, thus disabling the copy
and cut items on the context. Right-clicking *inside* the highlighted area on a
line with text will retain the selection and enable the copy and cut items on
the context menu.

Comment 3 Elton Woo 2003-01-31 18:15:45 EST
Michael  Knepher seems to have put his finger on it. I guess once the pointer
gets _just outside_
the highlighted text, I lose the ability to copy / cut. Since I'm running the
screen at 1024 x 768, it's pretty easy to RMB just after (i.e. *outside of*) the
selected text. Not only that, but once
I highlight my text, doing a right mouse click actually "deselects'  the text.
(The text is no longer 

I'm reasonably certain that I didn't see this behavoir in Phobe1. e.g. In
Mozilla, or even in
nautilus, I can let my RMB click on white space, and I *still* get the cut /
copy option. Whereas,
with gedit, I have to remember to _keep the mouse pointer within_ the selected text.

The crux of the problem here is the pointer MUST remain _*somewhere* within_ the
selected text.
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-31 18:26:44 EST
OK, thanks. I've reported this as
Comment 5 Michael Knepher 2003-01-31 18:53:22 EST
I'm not sure if this affects the same component, but the same thing occurs in
evolution-1.2.1. I haven't checked any other apps yet.

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