#113 Auto Paste matters


I use ver 1.1.5 on LMDE distro & MATE desktop.
1. The "Auto Paste" option has two selections: Key & Mouse. As I realized, they must be radio buttons not checklists. Additionally enabling "Key" without disabling "Mouse" won't work, the reverse will.
2. After that, I enabled the Auto Paste with "Key" and it worked in the most software, until I selected one from history list to paste automatically to one of the fields of a contact in Thunderbird. It just fails and after that Auto Paste doesn't work anymore!

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  • rickyrockrat

    rickyrockrat - 2014-01-14
    1. I can confirm, and is not really fixable. I get that form back with both checked, and I don't know which one the user really wanted. I'll look at a different control.Ed: I looked at the radio button, but with the current way I generically set up the dialog, it is more time to add a radio button type than I have right now.

    2. I need detailed info. Can you send the exact text you pasted and which field in the Thunderbird contact it failed in?

    Last edit: rickyrockrat 2014-01-14
  • MjdTjm

    MjdTjm - 2014-01-15

    I figure out that it relates to the active keyboard layout while I choose the text from the history list.
    I have two keyboard layouts (Persian & English). The history shortcut key (in my case: Ctrl+Shift+H) works in both layouts, but if the active layout is Persian, then the Auto Paste function won't work! It's not related to the text at all.

  • Alwin Mark

    Alwin Mark - 2014-02-07

    Please fix the package dependencies. It took quite some time until I found in the release notes that the package "xdotool" is required.

    Please add, this to the debian package dependencies.

    For everyone who needs a quickfix, just run:
    sudo apt-get install xdotool

    Last edit: Alwin Mark 2014-02-07
  • rickyrockrat

    rickyrockrat - 2014-02-07

    One of my philosophies with Parcellite is minimize dependencies, and unless auto paste is used, xdotool is not needed or dependent - it is one of the reasons I release a non-appindicator package for everyone NOT using Unity.

    If you have suggestions on some way I could more easily inform the users that xdotool is needed for auto-paste, I am all ears.

    I already include a tooltip indicating autopaste uses xdotool. I suppose I could add an alert box every time auto-paste is enabled, but it smacks of Microsoft ideology, which I have never liked.

    In the mean time, I will add a more emphatic information in the tool tip for auto-paste, perhaps add 'xdotool package MUST BE INSTALLED for this to work.'?

    Perhaps a help button that brings up the man page would be useful, however I've tried to be pretty explicit with the tool tips.

  • rickyrockrat

    rickyrockrat - 2014-02-07

    The updated tool tip is in SVN, rev 502.

  • Alwin Mark

    Alwin Mark - 2014-02-14

    if you don't want to force the installation of the package, but it's needed for one feature, one common Solution is extracting the Feature into a Plugin.

    Otherwise an error prompt wouldn't be the worst, or its still better than wondering why nothing happens

  • rickyrockrat

    rickyrockrat - 2014-03-20

    Error prompt is in progress....

  • rickyrockrat

    rickyrockrat - 2014-07-03
    • status: open --> accepted
    • assigned_to: rickyrockrat
  • rickyrockrat

    rickyrockrat - 2014-07-03

    The xdotool error dialog should be in 1.1.8. I'll keep this open for when I implement the radio button.


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