Saturday, January 12, 2008

Middle-click on Tomboy Applet

UPDATE: Bug resolved with patch that adds a gconf preference defaulting to false. There is no UI to toggle this preference. The relevant key is /apps/tomboy/enable_icon_paste.

As posted to tomboy-list...

With regards to bug #359167, does anybody actually use this feature?

Most GNOME applets let you move them by middle-click-dragging. With Tomboy, when you middle-click on the applet (or notification icon), any text in the clipboard is pasted to the Start Here note, which is opened for you. I don't think this is documented anywhere.

Would you care if this feature went away?

Personally, I never use the Start Here note, so I'm probably not qualified to judge whether or not it is a useful feature.

8 comments:

ian said...

Standard behavior, please! It's what makes GNOME great.

Stoffe said...

More important is to get all the Mono crap and bloat out of GNOME and off the distros install CDs.

Sandy said...

@ian: Agreed. We're probably going to make it an optional behavior that defaults to 'off', because now some people on the list are proclaiming their love for it. :-)

@stoffe: Thank you for the helpful comment? You probably need to talk to your distro or to the GNOME release team. Tomboy is always going to require Mono, so I can't really help you.

Kevin Dupuy said...

Well, since I had no idea that Tomboy could do that, I guess I won't miss it too much ;)

@stoffe: I cannot acuratly express how sick and tired I am of the "Mono is crap/MS-owned" comments over the past year. Start your own distro, take it out, then find a good open source note taking system or photo manager not based on Mono. (Good luck)

Anonymous said...

Not using Tomboy (not enough memory i think), but you should document this interesting feature. We can argue this is a "standard feature" because middle button usually paste the current selection.

steev said...

I am not sure which feature you are trying to describe as being default - but if its moving to be the middle mouse moving the note - that was one of the things that pissed me off about sticky notes. There is a title bar... use it. Seriously - if you want to call for "standard" behaviour, middle mouse clicking in text entry areas in Linux has been pretty standard for *pasting* PLEASE keep it this way.

Sandy said...

@steev: We're on different pages here. I'm talking about middle-clicking the applet itself in the panel (or the tomboy icon in the notification area if you run it that way).

This is not about middle-clicking the text area of a note to paste content into that note.

Moz said...

I don't use it because the text go to this Start Here note. However, I think I have suggested this somewhere in some BTS, it might be intuitive if this goes to The Note of the Day, if this addin is enabled.