Right-click to Copy / Paste etc.

Forum thread started by hey68you on Thu, 2009-02-05 13:55

I know BeOS never had this, but

Would it be easy (and acceptable to the Haiku Board of Directors) to have a similar functionality to other OSes and Firefox, etc. whereby in a text entry box or even in the Haiku text control used by Styled Edit to get a pop-up context menu for cut, paste, select all, etc. when right clicking on selected text.

Screen shot: http://www.geocities.com/hey68you/firefox_rightclick.png

Apologies if there is already a forum thread on this or even if there is already an open ticket for this.

Thanks,
hey68you

Comments

Re: Right-click to Copy / Paste etc.

I second this :D
It would be quite useful.

Re: Right-click to Copy / Paste etc.

It from former me this lacks already, on example in StylesEdit or Terminal. I speak with certain programmer even, he wrote, from thenwork on half day :D Unfortunately, he does in Haiku now heavier thing . Therefore I favour your idea fully ;)

Re: Right-click to Copy / Paste etc.

@hey68you: What system is that (from the screenshot)?

Re: Right-click to Copy / Paste etc.

I think this is a good idea.

Please search on Trac and see if there is already an Enhancement Ticket for this. If not, please add one.

Re: Right-click to Copy / Paste etc.

@nutela: The screenshot is just Firefox on my BeOS R5 net_server.

I don't see an open enhancement for this yet but before I add one, I was just wondering from the user experience (not in the code) how this will work together with the already existing functionality whereby if text string is selected the right-click drag n drop will let you copy (or move with in StyledEdit) the selected text.

Any thoughts?

Re: Right-click to Copy / Paste etc.

hey68you wrote:

I was just wondering from the user experience (not in the code) how this will work together with the already existing functionality whereby if text string is selected the right-click drag n drop will let you copy (or move with in StyledEdit) the selected text.

I don't see any conflict here as current drag-and-drop uses both mouse keys in StyledEdit. In many other applications like the Mail right key is used for context menu.

Re: Right-click to Copy / Paste etc.

+1 on this feature request.

Every text entry control should have, per default, an "Edit Actions" popup menu with Copy/Cut/Paste/Select All actions associated to the secondary mouse click. The app in question should be able to disable/override the said popup menu, of course.

The popup menu should be "sticky", as ALL of them should be, IMO (does anyone really tolerates non-sticky menues?).

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Ticket Enhancement added #3831

Re: Ticket Enhancement added #3831

Any progress with context menu (copy,paste etc.) in text editor and terminal?