Closed Bug 667071 Opened 9 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Limit or confine active text selection to text only

Categories

(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect, P2)

ARM
Android
defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: aaronmt, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: [testday-2011-06-24])

Attachments

(1 file)

Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv7l; rv:7.0a1) Gecko/20110624 Firefox/7.0a1 Fennec/7.0a1

Currently when one begins a text selection, one is capable of dragging a handle over multiple objects such as images and embedded objects. The Android stock browser will confine the selection by not allowing the user to select the objects that are non-text.

Fennec should confine to text only.
Summary: Limit or confine active text selection to text selection only → Limit or confine active text selection to text only
Madhava - Should Fennec duplicate the desktop approach at copying *everything* when you select all, or should mobile confine the focus to text and only text selection*.

* (when sending SMS messages with selected text, I don't want to mistakenly send pictures and what not, even if they are selected but not copied)
Priority: -- → P2
(In reply to comment #0)
> Created attachment 541813 [details]
> Text and image selection
> 
> Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv7l; rv:7.0a1) Gecko/20110624 Firefox/7.0a1
> Fennec/7.0a1
> 
> Currently when one begins a text selection, one is capable of dragging a
> handle over multiple objects such as images and embedded objects. The
> Android stock browser will confine the selection by not allowing the user to
> select the objects that are non-text.
This may be a limitation of the android clipboard in Froyo and earlier, which only supports text selection. Gingerbread adds support for selection more types of data.

> Fennec should confine to text only.
Why?


(In reply to comment #1)
> Madhava - Should Fennec duplicate the desktop approach at copying
> *everything* when you select all, or should mobile confine the focus to text
> and only text selection*.
Again, why?
> * (when sending SMS messages with selected text, I don't want to mistakenly
> send pictures and what not, even if they are selected but not copied)
how would that happen mistakenly?
Whiteboard: [testday-20110624] → [testday-2011-06-24]
Blocks: 668017
No longer blocks: 668017
Depends on: 668017
Blocks: 668017
No longer depends on: 668017
No longer blocks: 668017
Depends on: 668017
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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