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bug#16382: Cut/Copy tool-bar icons issue


From: Jan Djärv
Subject: bug#16382: Cut/Copy tool-bar icons issue
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:59:31 +0100

Hello.

14 jan 2014 kl. 18:54 skrev Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden>:

> Il 14/01/2014 18.47, Jan Djärv ha scritto:
>> Hello.
>> 
>> 14 jan 2014 kl. 18:25 skrev Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden>:
>> 
>>> Il 14/01/2014 17.07, Jan Djärv ha scritto:
>>>> Hello.
>>>> 
>>>> 14 jan 2014 kl. 10:03 skrev Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden>:
>>>> 
>>>>> Should we open a new bug report for this?
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> This report is fine.  The omission to copy to PRIMARY looks intended, 
>>>> because when text is read-only and cut acts like copy, text is copied to 
>>>> PRIMARY.
>>> 
>>> "intended" ? If it is intended, which is its usefulness?
>>> 
>>> If one wants to move text from a place to another, this doesn't work using 
>>> the mouse and the "cut" icon on the tool-bar...
>>> 
>>> 1. select the text with mouse-1 (dragging over the text)
>> 
>> This should already put the text in PRIMARY.
>> 
>>> 2. click the "cut" icon on the tool-bar: the text is removed
>>> 3. now move the mouse pointer where you want the text to reappear
>>> 4. click mouse-2 to paste: nothing happens
>>> 
>>> So, newly, which the usefulness of the above "intended" omission?
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> I wonder if there is some thought behind this we don't see.
>>> 
>>> ah..
>>> 
>> 
>> Does it work if you use C-w instead of cut?
> 
> C-w and C-y work as expected. C-y works also if used at step 4 above. It is 
> with the mouse and tool-bar "cut" icon that it doesn't work..

Ok, so if nobody remember why the current implementation is the way it is in a 
couple of days or so, I'll fix this.  C-w and cut should be equivalent in this 
case.

        Jan D.






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