Bug: Pasting into the location field in open dialog on Mac OS X

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dcramer
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Bug: Pasting into the location field in open dialog on Mac OS X

Post by dcramer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:31 am

Hi there,
I have a bug to report:

1. Select some text like /Users/whatever and put it in the clipboard with CMD-C.
2. In Oxygen, invoke the Open File dialog (CMD+O).
3. Press / to bring up the "Go to the folder" sub-dialog.
4. Use CMD+V to attempt to paste the previously copied text into the "Go to the folder" dialog. Notice that you can't paste into this field.
5. Control+click and select Paste. Notice that this way you can paste into the filed.

I think it's a bug that you can't paste into the location field using CMD+V. I've tried in other applications and am able to paste in that way.

Thanks,
David

dcramer
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Re: Bug: Pasting into the location field in open dialog on Mac OS X

Post by dcramer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:34 am

I'm using 13.2 of Editor btw. Running Lion.

adrian
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Re: Bug: Pasting into the location field in open dialog on Mac OS X

Post by adrian » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:32 pm

Hello,

Thank you for the feedback.

This is a known issue on the Mac(any version). The open dialog that the Java VM from Apple provides does not correctly capture keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately this is not something that we can easily fix since it's in the JVM code.
In the past, the paste action(CMD+V) was actually inserting the content in the editor instead of the field from the open dialog. This was resolved, but the problem that remains is that you cannot paste in that field from the open dialog with CMD+V.

We have this problem logged on our issue tracking tool and we plan to provide a native open/save dialog of our own in a future version of Oxygen that hopefully will resolve this.

Regards,
Adrian
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dcramer
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Re: Bug: Pasting into the location field in open dialog on Mac OS X

Post by dcramer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:18 pm

> ...we plan to provide a native open/save dialog of our own
> in a future version of Oxygen that hopefully will resolve this.

I like the sound of that. The Mac open/save dialog is kind of clumsy (in fact the whole Finder is kind of clumsy).

Thanks for the explanation.

David

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