[Bug 257364] New: Selecting text with shift + arrow has a confusing display result in Composer

Sabine Faure sabine at kdab.net
Fri Nov 19 22:59:23 CET 2010


https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=257364

           Summary: Selecting text with shift + arrow has a confusing
                    display result in Composer
           Product: KMail Mobile
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Unlisted Binaries
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs at kde.org
        ReportedBy: sabine at kdab.net


Version:           unspecified
OS:                Linux

It is not easy for the user to realize that selecting text in the Composer text
editor using shift + arrow works because she expects the selected letters to be
highlighted. Atm it does not work that way.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
- Launch Kmail-mobile
- Click on 'Write new Email'
- Enter a sentence in the Composer text editor (ex: Testing selecting text)
- Position the cursor at the beginning of the sentence
- Hold shift and press the right arrow key once
- Only the first letter of the sentence is displayed (ex:'T') which is
confusing because the user does not know what it means
- Hold shift and press the right arrow key several times until an entire word
reappears (ex: Testing)
- Hold Ctrl and press C to copy the selected word
- Tap once in the Composer text editor to make the text reappear and remove the
selection
- Hold Ctrl and press V to paste the previously selected word

Actual Results:  
It works the choosen word is pasted correctly.

However, it is confusing for the user that a selection is displayed in such an
unusual way.

Expected Results:  
It would be a lot more user friendly to just highlight the letters or words
that the user selects instead.

N900, 4:4.6~20101119.1198723-1maemo1.1198084

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