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Bug 135566 - Selecting text in address bar does not copy.
Selecting text in address bar does not copy.
Product: epiphany
Classification: Core
Component: Controls
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Marco Pesenti Gritti
Marco Pesenti Gritti
: 135655 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-02-27 03:17 UTC by James Bennett
Modified: 2004-12-22 21:47 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description James Bennett 2004-02-27 03:17:23 UTC
Epiphany's address bar is seemingly the only part of the browser which does
not behave according to traditional X copy/paste behavior, and does so in
an  inconsistent fashion.

Essentially, it seems that Epiphany's address bar does not obey "highlight
to copy" behavior, but only with repect to Epiphany.  Highlighting a URL in
Epiphany's address bar will not make it available to be pasted into other
text fields in Epiphany (form fields in a page, address bars in other tabs,
etc.), but *will* make it available to be pasted into text fields in other

Test case:

1. Open Epiphany and Gedit.
2. Highlight the URL displayed in Epiphany's address bar.
3. Middle-click in a form field anywhere in Epiphany, or in the address bar
of another Epiphany window/tab.

Expected behavior: paste URL.
Actual behavior: does nothing.

4. With URL still highlighted, middle-click in Gedit.

Expected behavior: paste URL.
Actual behavior: paste URL.

This behavior is inconsistent and needs to be corrected.
Comment 1 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2004-02-27 10:21:05 UTC
Works for me in epiphany 1.1.x. When switching tab the selection is
lost but that's a known behavior of GtkEntry.
Comment 2 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2004-02-28 10:58:49 UTC
*** Bug 135655 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Xan Lopez 2004-07-03 23:10:26 UTC
Seems to work perfectly in latest versions, closing.