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bug #52716: drag and drop text from within editor doesn't work

Submitted by:  Marshall <marsian>
Submitted on:  Thu 21 Dec 2017 06:44:40 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Marsian Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Thu 30 Aug 2018 10:47:50 AM UTC, comment #3:

Thanks, closing report as fixed.

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Wed 29 Aug 2018 10:55:48 PM UTC, comment #2:

bug #54495 fixes this

Marshall <marsian>
Thu 15 Mar 2018 08:34:28 PM UTC, comment #1:

It looks like this behavior is a result of fixing Bug #50559, so that files can be dropped to the editor and opened. Can we please fix it so you can drag and drop text from within the editor (and still open files by drag and drop)?

Marshall <marsian>
Thu 21 Dec 2017 06:44:40 PM UTC, original submission:

If I select text in the editor and try to drag it to another location in the same window, the text will not be moved and there is a 'disallowed' icon that comes up will dragging. This worked in 4.2.1. It is effectively a 'cut and paste' operation when it works.

Maybe this is a 'feature' added since 4.2.1, and if so, then I'd like an option in the preferences to allow drag and drop of text within the editor.

Marshall <marsian>


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