[Users] [Bug 3813] New: "mouse up" activates link even if "mouse down" occurred outside the link / cannot copy link text

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Fri Apr 21 22:46:45 CEST 2017


            Bug ID: 3813
           Summary: "mouse up" activates link even if "mouse down"
                    occurred outside the link / cannot copy link text
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.14.1
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: Plugins/Fancy
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: thewildbeast at osndok.com

I often receive emails that have a single linkified identifier.


Tracking Number: 123456

...where "123456" is an HTML link.
...sometimes with a few characters noise after it.
...sometimes with "more linked text" before it.

As a user, I want to copy the *text* of the link.

Experimentally, I find:
* If I right click on the link, there is an option to copy it's URL, but not
it's text.
* If I try to highlight the text *starting* inside the link, it begins a
drag-and-drop operation (thinking that I want to open it in a browser, for
* If I start the highlight from outside, but *end* inside the link... then the
software interprets that I was trying to click the link,
* Using Ctrl, Alt, or Shift modifier keys does not produce an effect that would
let me more easily select the desired text

Therefore, the only way (that I know of) to perform this operation in the
fancy/html view is to select *MORE* than the link (both before and after), and
then trim it again wherever I end up pasting it; which seems like it is "twice
the work" of normal copy-and-paste workflows.

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