[sugar] Question about clipboard service
eben.eliason at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 13:44:07 EDT 2008
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> On 5 Aug 2008, at 16:50, Eben Eliason wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 3:44 AM, Greg Smith <gregsmitholpc at gmail.com>
>>> 7 - Is cut supported? How do you remove things from the clipboard?
>>> many items can it hold?
>> Cut is definitely supported, and will remain mapped to the Ctrl-X
>> shortcut familiar to many, however it will not retain the same name.
>> Instead, we've applied the notion of "cut" as "copy and erase", which
>> makes clear that the result of the action is twofold: first it
>> performs a copy action, and second it erases the item selected. Since
>> these semantics make "cut" an alternate form of the copy action, "copy
>> and erase" will actually appear as a secondary option in the palette
>> for the "copy" button itself.
> Random though; could there also be potential for a "paste and erase"?
This is already included in the specification, right down to the ALT
key as a modifier for accessing the functionality. ;)
It's currently discussed as "paste and remove", but you are correct in
identifying the correlation between this action and "copy and erase";
I think "paste and erase" is the correct terminology for the feature.
> The intention being I could be reading a web article, perform several
> copy actions of separate text paragraphs I want to quote, then switch
> to write and perform several "paste and erase" actions to pop the
> clippings off the stack. Basically an easy way of unwinding the
> clipboard stack into another Activity. This could also go hand in hand
> with a potential keyboard modifier (Alt?) to allow a drag and erase of
> an clipping out of the clipboard in one step**
> **usually you only paste an item once, so this extra function would
> reduce the management steps a kid needs to do to erase each used
> Sugar mailing list
> Sugar at lists.laptop.org
More information about the Devel