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Bug 79216 - selectable label should auto-scroll
selectable label should auto-scroll
Product: gtk+
Classification: Platform
Component: Widget: GtkLabel
Other All
: Normal enhancement
: Medium feature
Assigned To: gtk-bugs
: 109473 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 344241
Reported: 2002-04-19 11:36 UTC by Ben Liblit
Modified: 2018-05-02 13:39 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

small example program wherein bug can be observed (2.42 KB, text/plain)
2002-04-19 11:36 UTC, Ben Liblit

Description Ben Liblit 2002-04-19 11:36:04 UTC
If a large text area is embedded within a scrollable window, drag-selecting
beyond the visible area causes the text to scroll automatically.  However,
selectable labels do not exhibit the same behavior.  Drag-select beyond
what's visible and the label doesn't budge.

You can see this in action in the Nautilus2 "Credits" dialog.  Start
selecting the first listed author, and observe the lack of auto-scroll when
you reach the bottom edge of the visible portion of the label.

This inconsistency is surprising, and makes it difficult to accurately
select text in large scrolled labels.  Scrolled labels should auto-scroll
just like scrolled editable text widgets.
Comment 1 Ben Liblit 2002-04-19 11:36:56 UTC
Created attachment 7806 [details]
small example program wherein bug can be observed
Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2002-05-01 16:17:02 UTC
Would be nice, but quite hard to fix since the label knows
nothing about scrolling. The label would have to hunt up
the heirarchy for a scrolled window.
Comment 3 Martijn Vernooij 2004-01-24 20:17:25 UTC
The cop-out fix would be to forbid selecting labels, of course (and
force placing text to be placed in uneditable text boxes)
Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2014-12-23 11:51:42 UTC
*** Bug 109473 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-02 13:39:01 UTC
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