Closed Bug 96968 Opened 20 years ago Closed 3 years ago
Card preview pane contents can't be selected for copy to clipboard
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:0.9.3+) Gecko/20010824 BuildID: 2001082421 When address card is selected in the card list pane, the content of the card is displayed below - in preview pane. I can't select the text with mouse on this pane and copy it to clipboard. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Launch address book, click on an address card 2. Press mouse button over text in the right lower pane and move the mouse over the text 3. Actual Results: Nothing happens Expected Results: The text should be highlighted for copying to clipboard Possibility of copy text from that pane to clipboard is very important for exchanging data with other applications.
Marking these all WORKSFORME sorry about lack of response but were very overloaded here. Only reopen the bug if you can reproduce with the following steps: 1) Download the latest nightly (or 0.9.6 which should be out RSN) 2) Create a new profile 3) test the bug again If it still occurs go ahead and reopen the bug. Again sorry about no response were quite overloaded here and understaffed.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
Confirmed Linux 2001110908
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
reassigning to racham.
Assignee: chuang → racham
Marking nsbeta1 because you should be able to highlight items in the card pane, right click and Copy. Bug# 35837 covers the case where a Copy would take all the contents of the card, not just the highlighted region.
I think this should be slove as people can have their Needed information being copy. And it wouldn't hurt any thing for doing so. May I know the status now?
Mail triage team: nsbeta1+/adt3
Correction to last comment: Mail triage team: nsbeta1-
Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2 (2003090) - Bug still there... :(
This would be a *huge* help in my job (even more than real vCard support). I can work around this limit by clicking the get-map button and copying the address out of MapQuest, but that procedure is pretty much the definition of "kludge." Being able to edit an address-book entry in this preview page would be even better, but I'd be content for a while if I could just copy this text--just as I can in almost every other application that presents text fields. (Yes, I'm kind of amazed that this wasn't built in from the start.)
dup of bug 35837?
*** Bug 138161 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 236944 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 210275 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Changing hardware/OS to All
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
*** Bug 254198 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Shouldn't there is a way to send an Address book? E.g I want to send someone on my Addressbook on the email using vcard? I think that is the very good way and This Copy on the address book will ease our problem when we want to put them in the online address book somehow.
*** Bug 172294 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Requesting blocking-aviary1.1 flag Since can't forward VCards yet, there is currently no easy way to copy an address into an email or other document - you have to either retype the information (!?!) or copy and paste each line (line 1, line2, city, state...) separately from the card properties window. This is basic functionality currently missing from the address book. If the card preview window was selectable/copyable, this would make the window function the way a user would expect, and provide a way to easily extract address information.
Today a field representative called me and asked how to forward a Mozilla address book entry to someone. He is accustomed to Micrsoft Outlook, so he expected a button to forward as a vCard. After checking it out, I was disappointed to discover no support of any kind for forwarding address book entries. (that would be bug 11406 and bug 20304 and bug 176803) I then started to walk him through copying-and-pasting the address book entry to the body of an e-mail, which I figured was a decent workaround... but it is impossible to copy text-- impossible even to select it!
Don not ever set bug flags to + if you are not in any special group that manages releases, please. Many Mozilla suite versions have shipped with that, SeaMonkey will not block a release for that. Also unsetting bogus (very old) target milestone of unassigned bug.
Flags: blocking-seamonkey1.0a+ → blocking-seamonkey1.0a-
Target Milestone: mozilla1.2alpha → ---
*** Bug 301230 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 266553 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Despite being a Suite bug, TB bugs are being duped against this (following Scott's lead at comment 16). Presumably that means this feature is actually Core. This bug is actually an RFE, but I'm not going to change the severity.
Assignee: mail → nobody
Component: Address Book → MailNews: Address Book
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
QA Contact: addressbook
*** Bug 319151 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 346073 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This behavious bugs the hell out of me, any sign of it getting fixed? It was first reported five years ago!
See related Bug 365421 ... is it a dupe?
(In reply to comment #28) > See related Bug 365421 ... is it a dupe? not a dupe. this is about copying selected text. 365421 is about extracting data from a clickable field.
I could use several times a week
I could also use this about every day. Going to the edit screen, then the notes, then scrolling to find text, then copying is a bit tedious.
This has been reported at https://launchpad.net/bugs/235101. Any word on where this fits in the grand scheme of things?
The ability to copy the total contents of an address card in one operation is TOTALLY essential. This is particularly so because it is impossible to highlight the address card name in one list, then copy it to the clipboard and add the address card to another list A much more sensible solution would be to allow the link to an address card to be used in 1 or more lists to enable that card to be used by all the selected lists. Currently a new card has to be opened in each list and the required contents have to be tediously filled in. This causes not only much frustration but also errors and omissions. The result is that the several cards (in different lists) my not contain the same data. Indeed some may contain out of date phone numbers or email addresses.
This has been an issue for me for years now. I use the address book as my central repository of contact information and not being able to copy & paste is a HUGE inconvenience. PLEASE, Please, please someone take this on and fix it! I will name my first child in your honor if you do. Another alternative might be to keep the address books in XML or LDIF format, or any other HUMAN READABLE format, so that I can create my own tools to manage the books. The MORK format is ubiquitous inside Mozilla and I've rarely seen anything more useless. How about moving into the 21st century with XML?
(In reply to comment #37) > This has been an issue for me for years now. I use the address book as my > central repository of contact information and not being able to copy & paste is > a HUGE inconvenience. PLEASE, Please, please someone take this on and fix it! I > will name my first child in your honor if you do. > > Another alternative might be to keep the address books in XML or LDIF format, > or any other HUMAN READABLE format, so that I can create my own tools to manage > the books. The MORK format is ubiquitous inside Mozilla and I've rarely seen > anything more useless. How about moving into the 21st century with XML? It is high time that such a simple fix is carried out. How about gettingmit done!
there is add on that brings needed functionality https://addons.mozilla.org/cs/thunderbird/addon/7065
I had thought or hoped opensource software had matured. Apparently not. This issue has been around for almost 10 years and nothing done about it. Microsoft is lovin' it.
John Vivirito added the following comment to Launchpad bug #235101: File a bug upstream. Saying things like you did should be posted somewhere else as it does not have anything to do with the bug. On 04/26/2010 04:55 AM, Wazz wrote: > I had thought or hoped opensource software had matured. Apparently not. > This issue has been around for almost 10 years and nothing done about > it. Microsoft is lovin' it. > -- Sincerely Yours, John Vivirito https://launchpad.net/~gnomefreak https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JohnVivirito Linux User# 414246 "How can i get lost, if i have no where to go" -- Metallica from Unforgiven III -- http://launchpad.net/bugs/235101
Summary: On the card preview pane I can't select text and copy it to clipboard → On the card preview pane I can't select text or address and copy it to clipboard
Thank you Frantisek for advising about the add-on. (I nearly missed it) This solved the problem for me (on Mac) it is a great help. Could this feature be incorporated into the main application?
Oh good, I'm not the only one desiring this functionality. Of course, 20 versions, 12 years and 18+ duplicate bug filings later, I'm not very hopeful. Then again, why fix what can be worked around with a 3rd party add-on? /s Sorry to be so demanding :( I just want to copy-n-paste.
Summary: On the card preview pane I can't select text or address and copy it to clipboard → Card preview pane contents can't be selected for copy to clipboard
Product: MailNews Core → Thunderbird
Whiteboard: nab-copy, [ue2] → [workaround: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/select-address-book-text/ ]
The patch makes text in ab card view selectable. It's pretty straightforward, just one css line. The patch is pretty useful for me as well... so I guess I have to vote for the bug too :D Please let me know what do you think. P.S. Jorgk, again, I'm setting you as a reviewer since I see your name most of the time in hg log of the file I've changed. Let me know if I should ask for review from someone else.
Attachment #8965043 - Flags: review?(jorgk)
I have to mention, context menu is not there. I'm not really sure how good it is from UX standpoint. CTRL+C works of course.
One more thing I have to mention is addon suggested as a workaround cannot be installed in latest TB. So it is not a workaround anymore.
Comment on attachment 8965043 [details] [diff] [review] make-ab-view-text-selectable.patch CSS is something for Richard ;-)
Attachment #8965043 - Flags: review?(jorgk) → review?(richard.marti)
Comment on attachment 8965043 [details] [diff] [review] make-ab-view-text-selectable.patch Thanks, Ruslan.
Attachment #8965043 - Flags: review?(richard.marti) → review+
Actually, this is a good step forward, but the header is still not selectable. Perhaps another line of CSS missing.
Is the header really needed? When you select all the content (without the headers) the formatting isn't like the card view. But if you really want the headers, you need to add ".CardViewHeading".
Guys, guys! It seems that this bug is about to be solved! Don't you think, you should wait one more year? At least, it'd be an adult then! :D No, seriously. Nice to see that you're working on it. Thanks!
(In reply to Jorg K (GMT+1) from comment #61) > Actually, this is a good step forward, but the header is still not > selectable. Perhaps another line of CSS missing. Honestly I didn't even think about making header selectable. But it should be pretty easy to do. Let me know if I should provide you with patch for this.
Well, the first thing I tried to select was the header and it didn't work. There's no reason why that text shouldn't be selectable, so let's fix it while we're here and not wait another 17 years ;-(
It's now possible to selected basically everything in the card view. There is card header which is display name by default. It's also possible to selected subheaders ("contact", "phone", etc...). They are not useful to select by their own but it's a good context if select them together with other contact info. Excuse me, I'm still not really good at understanding the review process, so I'm asking for review from both of you, since Richard is good at CSS and Jorgk should check if selection is working as expected.
and here is screenshot for everyone else to see what is selectable.
Comment on attachment 8965427 [details] [diff] [review] make-ab-view-text-selectable.patch Yes, everything can be selected. But I think it makes not much sense to select the whole pane as the output isn't well formed to use directly. Better all can be selected than nothing how it is now.
I've played with this during a fair amount of time. The only perfect solution would be to format the selected content nicely in the clipboard. As Richard said in comment #68, the text currently placed on the clipboard doesn't lend itself to pasting in a formatted way. I tried omitting headers (CardViewHeading), but then the selected text loses its context. So let's land it as proposed.
Pushed by email@example.com: https://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/4d7274e18df2 make text in AB card view selectable. r=Paenglab
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago → 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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