When you copy/paste several times using Ctrl+V into the mail body that contains a signature file it goes past signature file. Steps to reproduce: - check attach signature file and compose in html boxes; -open New Mail Composition; -type some text into mail body,select it, copy it (Ctrl+C); -paste it using CTRL+V several times; //note: pasting ignores the signature file and goes past it
and it doesn't happen with Plain text mail
Does it override the signature file?
No, it doesn't it pastes after it.
This seems to be a type of copy/paste failure. In general, copy/paste seems to be broken in several different ways right now. the type of problem marina describes can be reproduced if you have a pre-set signature and 1) copy/paste from a message view window. After 2-3 pasting operation above the pre-set siganture, the focus is lost and jumps to below the signature lines. 2) If you copy/paste from within the mail composer window, an extra CR LF seem to get inserted so that when you paste a phrase, you get that phrase and a new line inserted. 3) If you copy from teh Browser window, you don't have any problem. Normal pasting is done. 4) If copy/paste from regular Composer window, then you see the same problem as descried in this bug. From all of this, we seem to be making soe errors in copying depending on where the copying occurred -- perhaps invisible characters which nonetheless have an effect when pasting. Try using a phrase and don't include a linebreak when copying for all of the above test cases. CC'ing akkana. She might be working on this already.
I think you can observe the same problem in regular Composer with existing lines of text. Just have some lines of text in Composer. Copy/paste some text from different windows into the area above the existing lines. try that several times and see that the focus shifts.
bug in composer per momoi's comments. Reassign to beppe
Assignee: ducarroz → beppe
QA Contact: lchiang → sujay
Summary: HTML compose: copy/paste skips signature file → Focus shifts pasting several lines
I don't understand this bug -- the problem is that the caret moves after pasting? If so, let's change the summary so we don't get confused thinking this is a focus issue. I don't see any strange behavior on linux when performing the steps given, but that may be because alt-v and ctrl-v paste don't work any more -- probably related to the other autocopy and focus bugs -- and middle-mouse paste pastes to the current mouse location. I think I've seen other bugs related to the caret changing places unexpectedly; Simon, do you remember anything like that?
Yes, the caret or the insertion point seems to jump erratically when pasting the same string several times.
Summary: Focus shifts pasting several lines → caret shifts erratically when pasting several times
Simon, can you take a look at this?
Assignee: beppe → sfraser
Target Milestone: --- → M17
Joe sez he fixed this.
Assignee: sfraser → jfrancis
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
verified as such in 2000-05-25-08 build
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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