Viewer: some mouse actions with popup bar displayed should be changed

Bug #1898413 reported by etc205
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Bug Description

1. Open the Quick Start Guide that comes with Calibre in E-Book viewer.
2. Select some text, the popup bar is displayed.
3. Try scrolling the book with the mouse wheel - nothing happens.
4. Try leftclick-and-dragging anywhere in the text outside the popup bar area - nothing happens after the click and while dragging, the selection is removed after the mouse button is released.

I think for better usability the behavior described in steps 3 and 4 should be changed:
3a. Mouswheel should scroll the page, like the Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown keys do.
4a. Leftclick-and-dragging should start a new selection.

Calibre: 5.1,
OS: Windows 10 Home 1803.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Re: calibre bug 1898413

Left click and drag is not going to work. Left click is how you close
the selection bar.

As for mosue wheel, sure, will be in next release.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Fixed in master

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every alternate Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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etc205 (etc205) wrote :

> Left click and drag is not going to work. Left click is how you close
the selection bar.
Does it mean it's technically not feasible to process leftclick_drag_release and leftclick_release differently? Because what I suggested in my first post, point 4a, would save the user a click.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Re: calibre bug 1898413

It means its not worth the effort, to me at least. Patches are welcome.

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