2019-10-18 00:35 BST

View Revisions: Issue #430

Summary 0000430: Text selection issues
Revision 2013-12-18 16:18 by Vincent Sanders
Description I'm having a hard time selecting text with the mouse. Maybe it's me, maybe not. If you see this as a Feature Request please move it.

To select some text I have to click and then drag the mouse in any direction.
-> This only works I the mouse cursor is inside a text and not above a hyperlink.

a) If the mouse is above a hyperlink and I press the mouse button the link is immediately opened (this is unusual in other browsers but seems acceptable.)

b) If the mouse cursor is not inside a text at all (eg. at the end / beginning) NetSurf simply won't start selecting anything.
Instead it will start dragging / scrolling the page around.

That way you cannot copy an email address that stands for alone or select a complete text from begin->end or other way round.
You can see it by trying to select the Word "NetSurf" in the upper left corner. I've also attached a very simple example.

Double clicking a word normally selects it up to an including the next space character. This does not work in NetSurf.
Revision 2013-12-10 17:41 by Vincent Sanders
Description NetSurf 3.0 - CI #746 (RiscOS 5.19 Raspberry PI)

1. I'm having a hard time selecting text with the mouse. Maybe it's me, maybe not. If you see this as a Feature Request please move it.

To select some text I have to click and then drag the mouse in any direction.
-> This only works I the mouse cursor is inside a text and not above a hyperlink.

a) If the mouse is above a hyperlink and I press the mouse button the link is immediately opened (this is unusual in other browsers but seems acceptable.)

b) If the mouse cursor is not inside a text at all (eg. at the end / beginning) NetSurf simply won't start selecting anything.
Instead it will start dragging / scrolling the page around.

That way you cannot copy an email address that stands for alone or select a complete text from begin->end or other way round.
You can see it by trying to select the Word "NetSurf" in the upper left corner. I've also attached a very simple example.

2. Double clicking a word normally selects it up to an including the next space character. This does not work in NetSurf.
Revision 2013-12-10 17:41 by moe85
Description NetSurf 3.0 - CI 0000746 (RiscOS 5.19 Raspberry PI)

1. I'm having a hard time selecting text with the mouse. Maybe it's me, maybe not. If you see this as a Feature Request please move it.

To select some text I have to click and then drag the mouse in any direction.
-> This only works I the mouse cursor is inside a text and not above a hyperlink.

a) If the mouse is above a hyperlink and I press the mouse button the link is immediately opened (this is unusual in other browsers but seems acceptable.)

b) If the mouse cursor is not inside a text at all (eg. at the end / beginning) NetSurf simply won't start selecting anything.
Instead it will start dragging / scrolling the page around.

That way you cannot copy an email address that stands for alone or select a complete text from begin->end or other way round.
You can see it by trying to select the Word "NetSurf" in the upper left corner. I've also attached a very simple example.

2. Double clicking a word normally selects it up to an including the next space character. This does not work in NetSurf.