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bug #55778: Request Feature: To be able to copy paste from the output window

Submitter:  elias tsolis <estatistics>
Submitted:  Mon 25 Feb 2019 10:32:01 AM UTC
Category:  Graphical User Interface Severity:  5 - Average
Status:  Ready for Test/Review Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Effort:  0.00
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Fri 11 Sep 2020 10:05:11 PM UTC, comment #5: 

The output window can now  copy and paste and Drag-n-Drop. I changed that with some commits around here:


I tested this on Debian and MacOS. On MacOS it works with LibreOffice, Mail, Notes but not with Keynote and Pages. Somebody who can test this on Windows?

Friedrich Beckmann <beckmanf>
Project Member
Sat 20 Jun 2020 07:17:58 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Hi John,

i think Elias and I expect to copy from the main output window and not this index on the left side of the window... I can copy from the left part of the window but not from the main output window on the right side.


Friedrich Beckmann <beckmanf>
Project Member
Sat 20 Jun 2020 03:38:35 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I checked this again today.  From the latest git version pasting from the output window works fine.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Sun 03 Mar 2019 09:33:30 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Hello, No, no, no. I have used Lubuntu / Kubuntu. I have used previous PSPP editions. In any of these situations, I could not copy / paste from the output PSPP window.

If you like, I can share my Desktop for Test purposes. As I well to run in my machine PSPP test code.  

elias tsolis <estatistics>
Sat 02 Mar 2019 01:26:51 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I think you are probably running on windows.   There have been some similar reports on windows operating systems.  It certainly works ok on GNU/Linux.

If there is a windows expert who can explain why this happens, then we can try to fix it.  Until then I can only suggest you use GNU/Linux instead.

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator
Mon 25 Feb 2019 10:32:01 AM UTC, original submission:  


Currently, I am unable to copy anythng from the output window.
No text I can copy.

This is a great disadvantage, especially, when I want to copy the syntax.

I must Save the output, and then copy it.

Elias Tsolis

elias tsolis <estatistics>


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    2020-09-11 beckmanf StatusCannot Reproduce Ready for Test/Review
    2020-06-20 jmd StatusNone Cannot Reproduce

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