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SSC
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Small website enhancement suggestion

Post by SSC » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:31 pm

Hello,

it is not quite easy to copy the URL of the Eclipse Updatesite in your download section, because of that I just used drag&drop to place the URL in the Update Dialog of Eclipse, which would also not be easy for some users in case they do not have two monitors.

Therefore I suggest to place a copy button besides the URL (http://www.oxygenxml.com/InstData/Edito ... e/site.xml) and maybe for other URLs, which are supposed to be copied rather than to be clicked on, as well.

Best regards,

Simon
Simon Scholz
vogella GmbH
http://www.vogella.com

Radu
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Re: Small website enhancement suggestion

Post by Radu » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:41 am

Hi Simon,

Javascript code cannot set content to the clipboard so getting a Copy button to modify the user's clipboard would be quite problematic, it would probably involve using Flash.
But you can also right click the link and choose "Copy link location".


Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
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SSC
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Re: Small website enhancement suggestion

Post by SSC » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:24 pm

Hi Radu,

yes indeed, I just thought of the copy functionality on GitHub the the cloning URL.
They are using this addon: https://github.com/zeroclipboard/ZeroClipboard , which is easy to integrate.

But this is just a minor enhancement suggestion and I am sure you have more important stuff to do.

Best regards,

Simon
Simon Scholz
vogella GmbH
http://www.vogella.com

Radu
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Re: Small website enhancement suggestion

Post by Radu » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:37 pm

Hi Simon,

That particular project is based on a hidden Adobe Flash object which in some browsers is no longer installed by default or it requires certain security permissions to be asked from the end user + it's heavyheight. So we'll not use that.
Possibly one of the upcoming Chrome versions will have a feature to add information to the clipboard via Javascript some maybe we'll use that in the future.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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