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0002799NetSurfRISC OS-specificpublic2024-02-25 21:41
ReporterHarriet Bazley 
Assigned ToVincent Sanders 
PlatformARMX6OSRISC OSOS Version5.28
Product Version 
Target Version3.11Fixed in Version3.11 
Summary0002799: Drag from URL bar no longer saves/inserts text
DescriptionAfter upgrading to Netsurf v5223 I found that dragging from the URL bar to the Filer or into another application's window no longer saves out the text of the current URL - the writable icon simply isn't draggable any more.
Steps To ReproduceAttempt to start a drag from the URL bar.
Additional InformationThis was working in v5194 and v5216
TagsNo tags attached.
Fixed in CI build #5363
Reported in CI build #5223
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Harriet Bazley


Harriet Bazley (reporter)

Apparently it stopped working with v5220.
Simon Smith


Simon Smith (reporter)

May be related - if you try to select text from a web page, you may, but if you try to select text from a text file, (such as a dragged and dropped link that you're trying to open) then all the Copy to clipboard... menu options are inactive.
Simon Smith


Simon Smith (reporter)

Conversely, you /can/ do Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V from a text file into the 'Open URL' box on the NetSurf menu.
But you can't drag a file from the filer into that box, because as soon as you click in the filer, the NetSurf window closes. Would be nice if all combinations worked but I wonder if d-n-d from filer-Netsurf might go against the principles of the RISC OS UI?
Vincent Sanders


Vincent Sanders (administrator)

CI build 5220 was for http://git.netsurf-browser.org/netsurf.git/commit/?id=59078c3f20ab76fce3358c2a101d3c7d0584935a

maybe Michael introduced unintended consequences with that fix?
Michael Drake


Michael Drake (administrator)

For what it's worth, this is the target behaviour that NetSurf's
aiming for, note it varies depending on whether the version of
RISC OS supports text selection / C&P in writable icons:

RISC OS with text selection support

RISC OS Versions:
* RISC OS 4/6 from 4.37 onward (I think, it's been a while.)
* RISC OS 5 from 5.28 onward

Dragging the URL text should perform text selection, and you
should be able to cut/copy/paste the text with Ctrl+X/C/V.

Dragging the favicon should drag-save the whole URL.

RISC OS without text selection support

RISC OS Versions:
* RISC OS 2/3/4 up to 4.37
* RISC OS 5 up to 5.28.

Dragging the favicon or the actual URL text should drag-save
the whole URL.

If that's not happening, it's not as intended, however, we'll
need a RISC OS developer to fix it for us.
Michael Drake


Michael Drake (administrator)

Michael Drake


Michael Drake (administrator)

Should be fixed in dev build #5363.
Vincent Sanders


Vincent Sanders (administrator)

Issue resolved in 3.11 release

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-11-29 21:30 Harriet Bazley New Issue
2020-11-29 21:31 Harriet Bazley Note Added: 0002299
2020-12-27 01:15 Simon Smith Note Added: 0002304
2020-12-27 01:26 Simon Smith Note Added: 0002305
2020-12-30 12:28 Vincent Sanders Note Added: 0002311
2020-12-30 12:29 Vincent Sanders Status new => acknowledged
2020-12-30 15:03 Michael Drake Note Added: 0002312
2020-12-30 15:03 Michael Drake Note Added: 0002313
2022-09-04 09:48 Michael Drake Note Added: 0002405
2022-09-04 09:49 Michael Drake Status acknowledged => resolved
2022-09-04 09:49 Michael Drake Resolution open => fixed
2022-09-04 09:49 Michael Drake OS Version 5.27 => 5.28
2022-09-04 09:49 Michael Drake Fixed in Version => 3.11
2022-09-04 09:49 Michael Drake Target Version => 3.11
2022-09-04 09:49 Michael Drake Fixed in CI build # => 5363
2024-02-25 21:41 Vincent Sanders Assigned To => Vincent Sanders
2024-02-25 21:41 Vincent Sanders Status resolved => closed
2024-02-25 21:41 Vincent Sanders Note Added: 0002433
+Issue History