On 18 Apr, James Bursa wrote:
Here's a summary of important changes over the last few weeks.
try the new features and let us know of problems!
* text selection (drag on text to select it; ctrl-drag selection to
* drag scrolling (drag an empty area of a page, or shift-drag)
* drag-saving images (ctrl-drag an image to save it)
Many thanks to all involved in these new features; very useful indeed.
Some feedback on the current (18 Apr 2005 12:00) behaviour:
# Difficult (impossible*) to start a text selection if the text you
want starts with a link (you end up following the link instead). Suggest
altering the detection area to include a few pixels to the left and
right of text so a text selection drag can be started without
clicking on a link (and without drag scolling).
# Having made a selection, if you ctrl-drag with the intent to save out
but are unfortunate enough to carelessly start your ctrl-drag on a
link, you follow the link and lose your selection.
Suggest disable link following if ctrl is held down and a text
selection is active (would also let you save out text that was all a
# Would be nice if you could do various levels of multi-clicking to
select various amounts of text, eg. double-click to select a word,
triple-click to select a line, quad-click a paragraph.
# I get the strong urge to ctrl-drag a link (unselected) and for the
url of the object being linked to be saved out as text.
Suggest disable link following if ctrl is held down and implement
# Text selections that are ctrl-dragged out have unpredictable wrapping
and spacing behaviour. From a brief test at drobe.co.uk, if a
selection starts with text that is visually the start of a paragraph,
the saved out text beings with one or more blank lines.
<a href>s within a paragraph of text seem to cause an end-of-line to
be inserted to the left of them in the output text.
[*] Only truly impossible if it ends with a link as well, stopping you
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