Ubuntu

In the Text and Font dialog, Ctrl+Z (Undo) destroys text

Reported by Bug Importer on 2006-01-30
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Inkscape
Medium
Unassigned
inkscape (Debian)
Confirmed
Unknown
inkscape (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Problem:

When typing text directly into the "Text and Font"
dialog (Shift+Ctrl+T, Text tab), pressing the Ctrl+Z
key or Edit menu > Undo, removes the text, with no
possiblity of recovery. The Redo action (Shift+Ctrl+Z)
does not recover the text. Even if Redo did recover
the text, it would be easy to lose the text if more
text were typed after the undo.

Workaround:

Enter text into a separate text editing application,
then copy and paste the text in. This avoids
accidental loss of text.

Proposed Solutions:

Disable Undo while the "Text and Font" dialog (Text tab
) text entry dialog, has keyboard focus. Or, if Undo
is pressed, alert the user of the loss of data with a
Yes/No dialog.

Rwst (rwst) wrote :

Confirmed on OpenSuSE 10.

But: you can just enter the text on canvas (also multiline),
with full Undo/Redo functionality.

Prokoudine (prokoudine) wrote :

Originator: NO

Confirmed on current SVN trunk, Ubuntu 7.10

Ryan Lerch (ryanlerch) on 2007-12-12
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Hale (slythfox) wrote :

It seems to be fixed. (0.46pre2 for Win32)

tags: added: undo
~suv (suv-lp) wrote :

Still reproduced with Inkscape 0.46+devel r22465 on OS X 10.5.8

related: bug #426183

tags: removed: linux
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
John Smith (john-smithi) wrote :

Undo / Redo (and shortcuts) now have no affect in the Text dialogs text entry.

Changed in inkscape:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

@John - please could you confirm when undo was disabled? Should this actually be "Fix Committed" for 0.49?

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