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Bug 754428 - Select All within a shape doesn't work
Select All within a shape doesn't work
Product: dia
Classification: Other
Component: general
Other Windows
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: Dia maintainers
Dia maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-09-02 03:24 UTC by robert.vice+gnome
Modified: 2019-03-20 12:07 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Proposed patch. (12.01 KB, patch)
2018-02-18 18:59 UTC, Martin van Zijl
none Details | Review
Video demo of the patch. (263.26 KB, image/gif)
2018-02-18 19:01 UTC, Martin van Zijl

Description robert.vice+gnome 2015-09-02 03:24:47 UTC
I like to CTRL+A within an object to select all of the text within in. Especially, when performing updates that wipe the whole thing out.

It requires manually deleting/backspacing each character in the object.
Comment 1 Martin van Zijl 2018-02-18 18:59:16 UTC
Created attachment 368532 [details] [review]
Proposed patch.

Using Ctrl+A in text editing mode selects all the text in the shape. You can then use backspace to delete it, or start typing to replace it.
Comment 2 Martin van Zijl 2018-02-18 19:01:39 UTC
Created attachment 368533 [details]
Video demo of the patch.

Here is a video demo of the patch - selecting all text with "Ctrl+A" then deleting it with backspace.
Comment 3 Tomas Pospisek 2018-06-02 22:58:47 UTC
Duplicate of:
Comment 4 kyle.ross 2018-06-06 16:52:14 UTC
Can this be reviewed/landed/released? This is a very annoying on windows where ctrl+a prints a literal meta character. 

I would also expect the standard windows text movement commands to work, but that's certainly out of scope of this ticket. Ctrl+arrow keys moves word wise, Shift+arrow keys selects text character wise, and ctrl+shift+arrow keys selects text word wise.
Comment 5 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2019-03-20 12:07:38 UTC
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