A (possible) bug and some feature requests

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Omid
2014-02-06
2014-02-06
  • Omid
    Omid
    2014-02-06

    First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who's been working on RSSOwl.
    I have been using it for several years now and I find it the most
    feature-packed RSS reader around.

    I think the following is a bug:
    - If an image has a "tooltip" (a text that appears when one hovers the
    mouse over the image) that is longer than the width of the screen,
    the text is not wrapped; it runs out of the screen and there is no
    way of reading it in RSSOwl. One has to open the article in an external
    browser and read the text there. To reproduce, subscribe to xkcd
    (https://xkcd.com/rss.xml) and try looking at a comic with a long
    tooltip (e.g., https://xkcd.com/1325) in RSSOwl.

    Here are some feature requests:
    + As far as I know, currently there is no way to save an image from
    inside RSSOwl. If one needs to save an image, one has to open the
    page containing the image in an external browser. It would be great
    if the context menu (right click) would show something like "Save
    Image As..." for images or "Save Link Target As..." for other
    files, just like a browser's context menu does.
    + As far as I know, currently there is no way to selectively open
    links in an article in an external browser, nor is there an option
    to "Copy Link Location". If links are set to open in the internal
    browser in the Preferences, they all open in the internal browser.
    For certain links in an article opening in the external browser is
    more appropriate (because, e.g., one may want to bookmark it; or
    make use of some browser plug-ins or addons on the page to which the
    link refers). Again, it would be great if the context menu INSIDE AN
    ARTICLE would offer "Open Link in External Browser" (or "Open Link
    in Internal Browser" if External is one's default choice) and "Copy
    Link Location". Currently the context menu only offers "Open Link in
    External Browser" when right click is on THE ARTICLE TITLES.

    Thank you,
    Omid