bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #55970, Cannot copy figure to clipboard


bug #55970: Cannot copy figure to clipboard

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 21 Mar 2019 12:58:28 AM UTC  
Category:  Plotting with OpenGL Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  5.1.0
Operating System:  Any

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Sat 04 Jan 2020 04:40:12 AM UTC, comment #8: 

Verified.  Marking as Fixed and closing report.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 24 Oct 2019 08:44:04 PM UTC, comment #7: 

@Dmitri: Thanks, I fixed the test so that it no more depends on a specific toolkit or even on the structure of figure menus and toolbar:


Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Thu 24 Oct 2019 04:59:32 PM UTC, comment #6: 

THe tests are failing perhaps due to this change:



***** testif HAVE_OPENGL, HAVE_QT; have_window_system () && any (strcmp ("qt", available_graphics_toolkits ()))
toolkit = graphics_toolkit ("qt");
hf = figure ("visible", "off");
   h = findall (hf);
   all_handles(1) = {"figure"};
   all_handles(2,1) = {"uitoolbar"};
   all_handles(3:5) = {"uimenu"};
   all_handles([6:7, 9]) = {"uipushtool"};
   all_handles([8, 10:13]) = {"uitoggletool"};
   all_handles(14:33) = {"uimenu"};
   assert (get (h, "type"), all_handles);
   close (hf);
   graphics_toolkit (toolkit);
!!!!! test failed
ASSERT errors for:  assert (get (h, "type"),all_handles)
  Location  |  Observed  |  Expected  |  Reason
     .         O(34x1)      E(33x1)      Dimensions don't match


Dmitri A. Sergatskov <dasergatskov>
Thu 24 Oct 2019 01:04:30 PM UTC, comment #5: 

I pushed the patch here:


Marking reasy for test.

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Fri 27 Sep 2019 12:54:03 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Yes I forgot to add it again. The attached cset fixes the issue for me.

(file #47579)

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Fri 27 Sep 2019 04:07:38 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I don't see why we can't make that feature work again, even if it only actually does something useful when using the Qt toolkit.

It looks like it was removed in this changeset:


John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Fri 27 Sep 2019 01:25:04 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Looking at bug #55795, I don’t see any particular mention of this issue or concern. Is there some reason the cross compatible UI cannot have a copy function? Was this an oversight or a deliberate choice?

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Fri 22 Mar 2019 12:17:07 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The menus were updated in # 55795 to be the same through all of the graphics toolkits, which is when the copy menu was lost.

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Thu 21 Mar 2019 12:58:28 AM UTC, original submission:  

Octave 5.1.0 "x86_64-w64-mingw32" no longer supports copying figure to clipboard that was available in 4.4.0. So more of a regression than a bug. This feature was particularly useful sending figures via IM/email or inserting in a document. Presumably should be simple to restore given it was previously supported.



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Attach Files:

Attached Files
file #47579:  fig_clipboard.patch added by pantxo (2KiB - text/x-patch)


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  • -email is unavailable- added by dasergatskov (Posted a comment)
  • -email is unavailable- added by pantxo (Updated the item)
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    Follow 8 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2020-01-04 rik5 StatusReady For Test => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-11-05 apjanke Carbon-Copy- => Added apjanke
    2019-10-24 pantxo StatusPatch Submitted => Ready For Test
    2019-09-27 pantxo Attached File- => Added fig_clipboard.patch, #47579
        CategoryPlotting => Plotting with OpenGL
        StatusNone => Patch Submitted
        Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows => Any

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