Bug 974755 - copy-paste function not working in Selinux problem description field properly
copy-paste function not working in Selinux problem description field properly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
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i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Gavin Romig-Koch
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-15 08:58 EDT by klaus
Modified: 2015-02-17 10:35 EST (History)
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Description klaus 2013-06-15 08:58:00 EDT
Referring to Selinux warning dialog browser and problem description field in Fedora 19 beta.

When Selinux detects an error, then it's warning browser window opens. I click on the 'report error' button, where, mostly after some login modalities, a huge panel opens where I can give closer description of the error. Now, when I want to select some description lines from the browser/error explanantion area, I can select the lines but when I do the right click with mouse to open the 'cut copy paste dialog' then the selection disappears again, bevor I can even click on the 'copy' - field. The selection (light blue highlight) simply doesn't consist long enough to be selected. Same for the paste function. One time with some luck I managed to copy some lines but when I went to paste them into the problem description field, the paste-function was not available (grayed out). This whole procedure of select, cut, copy and paste is not contiguous and stable and should be cared for, since it is very basic. As counterproof, cut, copy paste does work no problem in a texteditor such as gedit for instance. The comfort of cut copy paste should be available in the Selinux area too though, else, the whole business of testing for a stable fedora release may become nagging hard at times.
Thnaks for considering this and giving attention.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2013-06-19 16:57:45 EDT
Are you getting lots of AVC messages?  I think the gui would redraw if new messags are coming in?
Comment 2 klaus 2013-06-20 02:20:52 EDT
No, I don't get lots of messages. It is the standard cut, copy, paste that works in a way that is troublesome and annoying. Rendering seems chaotic or limited in that area. Only like to get any information from browsing area to message panel, from a to b, nothing else happens while trying to do so.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2013-06-20 13:58:06 EDT
Ok, well the information from that screen is available in the screen already...

But the problem seems to be the report window is modal, which causes the screens that created it to not be able to react.

Report guys, can this dialog be changed to not be modal?
Comment 4 klaus 2013-06-23 09:52:22 EDT
Sure I can see that from the dialog being modal it is prone to cause mode errors, too. On other hand, i spot the problem to be in the parent window, which then gets may sadly get inherited by the child window. Not sure which way to recommend, but what about a more indepent report mechanism of the child window?
What choices are there?
Comment 5 klaus 2013-09-11 14:55:14 EDT
Bug seems not significant to me any longer. Maybe it can be closed.
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