Can't select text using click - [SHIFT+click]

Bug #683561 reported by Sensei on 2010-12-01
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jazzynico

Bug Description

If I've a text box with a text inside...example --> [...Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nam semper, turpis nec egestas venenatis, diam tortor laoreet risus, quis bibendum tellus dui at nulla. ...]

I want to select the text starting after the word "adipiscing" to the word "bebendum".
I used to left-click on the left character G of the word "adipiscing" and then left-click keeping pressed the button SHIFT after the M consonant of the word "bebendum" ...in this way I got the text [...elit. Nam semper, turpis nec egestas venenatis, diam tortor laoreet risus, quis bibendum ...] selected.

This method doesn't work anymore...it was really useful, fast and precise! It's kinda annoying having to select the text with the mouse...especially because you have to pay very attention where the mouse cursor stops.

I'm using 0.48 + devel r9931 under Windows 7 (64bit).
I'm not sure but I think this function stopped working 2releases ago included the one I'm using.

I hope you understand what I wrote...sorry for my English.
Let me know if I need to explain something better.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-12-01
tags: removed: shift
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

> I'm not sure but I think this function stopped working 2releases ago

Testing with installed versions Inkscape 0.46, 0.47 and 0.48 on OS X, all show the same behavior: selecting (highlighting) text works as described in the manual for 0.47 <http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Selection.html> with Shift+Arrows for characters (and additional modifiers for words and lines), and does not work with 'click' - 'Shift+cllick'.

It is also not mentioned in the manuals for older versions
0.46 <http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL_v14/html/Text-Selection.html>
0.45 <http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL_v13/html/Text-Selection.html>
0.44 <http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL_v11/html/Text-Selection.html>
0.43 <http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL_v08/html/ch09s02.html>

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Also mentioned in
Bug #167948 “Windows 2000: text selection problems”
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/167948>

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

By the way - it does work in the 'Text' tab of the 'Text and Font' dialog (in all tested versions).

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Tested on Windows XP, from 0.45.1 to 0.48+dev, and none of these versions implements this shortcut.

Sensei (smooth-xp) wrote :

This feature worked on 0.47...by the way if you don't understand my explanation, check out the second point of the bug who -suv linked in this conversation.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2013-05-10
tags: added: shortcuts
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Patch tested on Windows XP, Inkscape trunk revision 12322.

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → JazzyNico (jazzynico)
milestone: none → 0.49
status: New → In Progress
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Also tested on Debian Wheezy, and committed revision 12327.

Changed in inkscape:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2015-02-14
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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