[TextShare] - proposal to make a desktop-wide format for text
revol at free.fr
Tue Jun 17 13:33:48 PDT 2008
> > You know Shift-Ctrl-v in OOo proposes you a list of formats before
> > pasting, just select plain text there.
> Which wastes almost as much time when you're cut and pasting every 2
Yeah but I still have to find where to change the default.
> The fact is, applications and documents have very different ideas of
> what formatted text is (I write documents because in OO.o the style
> space is document-specific, so two documents from the same app may
> disagree). That means that except for quick and dirty casual cut and
> paste, where you don't care about the result correctness, and just
> a good enough approximation, formatted text cut & paste is almost
> wrong. It usually takes more time to untangle the mess "rich" text
> cut &
> paste creates than to reformat starting from plain text.
I totally agree on that :)
Maybe it should instead be xml-based, using formats, but that would
only work inside OOo itself, so...
> So if formatted text cut & pasted text is generalized:
> 1. it must be de-activable desktop-wide
> 2. it must not move plain text cut and paste to some other shortcut
> 3. avoiding it must not rely on an inefficient dialog that asks to
> select from a list
Well, problem is shift-ctrl-v in OOo opens the popup with the exact
same selection that would have been used for ctrl-v, so it forces you
to select in the list (even if with arrow keys), that makes at least 3
strokes. Maybe selecting plain text by default would be handy.
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