Multiple pasting of a complete line incl. EOL does not work (copy/paste)

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6 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: chrispitude, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [STR comment 3] [dupme?])

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0
Build ID: 20120824154833

Steps to reproduce:

I typed a few lines into a fresh composition window. I selected a middle line by going to the beginning of the line, pressing Shift+down arrow. Then, I copied the line with Ctrl+C. When I perform one paste with Ctrl+V, the selected line is replaced with the copied line, effectively doing nothing.


Actual results:

A second Ctrl+V (and any subsequent instances) does nothing.


Expected results:

The second Ctrl+V should now paste a duplicate of the line.
This wfm on TB15/WinXP.

chris, can you attach the source of a msg for which this fails (remove private data as required), and mention the line to copy?
Keywords: testcase-wanted
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Comment 2

6 years ago
Hi Tom,

Thanks for following up with me. Unfortunately, I'm just a dumb user and don't know how to do what you're asking. If you tell me, I'm happy to do it.

My installation is a default installation, using the normal HTML composition window. If you open an HTML composition window and type:

line1<return>
line2<return>
line3<return>

and then select "line2" (including the EOL for line2) and copy, then paste a few times, you should see the failure to paste.

I asked a coworker to try this on his installation of Thunderbird v15, and it exhibits the same problem.
(In reply to Chris Papademetrious from comment #2)
> Hi Tom,
> Thanks for following up with me. Unfortunately, I'm just a dumb user and
> don't know how to do what you're asking. If you tell me, I'm happy to do it.

You're a clever user because you report bugs and cooperate to get them fixed!
Thanks for providing more missing detail.

> My installation is a default installation, using the normal HTML composition
> window. If you open an HTML composition window and type:
> 
> line1<return>
> line2<return>
> line3<return>
> 
> and then select "line2" (including the EOL for line2) and copy, then paste a
> few times, you should see the failure to paste.

Yes, it fails -> confirming!

STR:

1 hmtl composition with following text:
line1<return>
line2<return>
line3<return>
2 Select line 2 including EOL (e.g. cursor to begin of line 2, then Shift+cursor down) - important!
3 Ctrl+C (don't unselect)
4 Ctrl+V two ore more times

Actual result
- first Ctrl+V seems to work correctly
- subsequent Ctrl+V do nothing

Expected
- subsequent Ctrl+V should add more copies of "line2<return>"

If there are no dupes, this should be confirmed.
Keywords: testcase-wanted
OS: Windows 7 → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Whiteboard: dupme?
Summary: Pasting a complete line does not work → Multiple pasting of a complete line incl. EOL does not work
Whiteboard: dupme? → [STR comment 3] [dupme?]
Summary: Multiple pasting of a complete line incl. EOL does not work → Multiple pasting of a complete line incl. EOL does not work (copy/paste)

Comment 5

6 years ago
This bug is not related at all with Bug 373374.

In a bug report, one should say what is considered incorrect or correct.
What Chris describes is correct behavior for the first Ctrl+V and incorrect subsequently.

What I see with TB 15.0.1 is different and a new bug for me in my latest version.
If I do the same Ctrl+C, all Ctrl+V do work but produce a wrong extra space, giving:
line1
line2

line2

line3
It looks as if "line2<return><return>" is in the clipboard but only on the HTML copy, because Paste without Formatting works correctly.
The extra space is present if I paste in Kompozer and probably other HTML editors.

Comment 6

6 years ago
I forgot to mention Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:15.0) Gecko/20120912 Thunderbird/15.0.1
but it's unimportant as the Platform of this bug is All All.

Comment 7

4 years ago
On Win7 with TB 31.3.0 this problem does not occur anymore. Fixed? Or Linux specified?
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Comment 8

4 years ago
I am the original reporter. I wish I could verify the fix, but my company has switched to Outlook so I am no longer able to help. However, for what it's worth, I encountered the original problem under Windows 7.
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