Closed Bug 406239 Opened 12 years ago Closed Last year

No way to copy/delete links in the autocomplete drop down list without using the keyboard (implement right-click context menu?)

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(Firefox :: Address Bar, enhancement)

enhancement
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RESOLVED INACTIVE

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(Reporter: u88484, Unassigned)

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(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Keywords: uiwanted)

With the newly improved autocomplete/location bar there is no way to copy links in the autocomplete drop down list.
Component: Places → Location Bar and Autocomplete
QA Contact: places → location.bar
Summary: [location bar] No way to copy links in the autocomplete drop down list → No way to copy links in the autocomplete drop down list
No longer blocks: 399664
Hmm wasn't like this before so this is not a regression or anything like I made the first comment sound.  Thanks for changing this accordingly Dao.
What do you mean by "copy links in the autocomplete dropdown list"?
Like if your using the list to find a url, be able to copy the url to the clipboard.  Its not implemented in any other browser AFAIK but I think a right-click context menu with same options as if you were to click a link in a webpage (open in new windows, open in new tab, bookmark, save link, send link, copy link and properties) would be useful.
Giving the autocomplete dropdown a context menu would be very strange, I think. You can copy the URL by selecting it and then copying out of the location bar as you normally would.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Giving the autocomplete dropdown a context menu would be very strange, I think.

Strange? Maybe, at first, to some people. But bad? I don't think so. All great inventions were made by people who dared to try out strange ideas; and in this case, considering that bookmarks and history already have that kind of popup menus (or if they don't, they ought to), the programming hardship ought to be minimal.

> You can copy the URL by selecting it and then copying out of the location bar
> as you normally would.
> 

Sure, but wouldn't selecting the entry also load the page? In that case, this method is unnecessarily wasteful of time and bandwidth for its goal, which is merely to copy the URL to the clipboard.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Giving the autocomplete dropdown a context menu would be very strange, I think.
> You can copy the URL by selecting it and then copying out of the location bar
> as you normally would.
> 

If using the keyboard. What about the users that despise of the keyboard and use their mouse for everything?  Almost anywhere else you right-click in the browser gives you a context menu (which I understand doesn't mean it should be added here just because of that alone) but it makes it consistent plus it would make this easier to use and more functional.
Summary: No way to copy links in the autocomplete drop down list → No way to copy/delete links in the autocomplete drop down list without using the keyboard (implement right-click context menu?)
You can copy out of the location bar without using the keyboard (context menu).

I don't buy the argument that it's making things "consistent" - other autocomplete popups (in Firefox and in other programs) don't have context menus.
Duplicate of this bug: 452398
i think it would be worthwhile to develop the possibility of copying the item's url via ctrl+c without the need of any UI.
actually it's possible to delete an item with del key and there's no UI exposed for this either.

so would it be okay to morph this bug describing above or WONTFIX this one & file a new report?
I use the address bar to search bookmarks to paste them. As soon as i select them the page is loaded. I just want to copy the address without loading the address.
Duplicate of this bug: 478357
Blocks: 424044
Duplicate of this bug: 652825
Duplicate of this bug: 967885
Keywords: uiwanted
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Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: Last year
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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