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A Small Suggestion about Highlighting and Copying

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:00 am
by lester1027
For now, after highlighting a region of text and selecting it, the text cannot be directly copied with crtl+c. I need to select the range larger than the highlighted text to do so, which can be a little bit inconvenient.

Is it possible that when we select the highlighted text, we can also directly copy it?

Thank you.

Re: A Small Suggestion about Highlighting and Copying

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:06 am
by lester1027
Currently, if I use the 'copy' function after selected the highlighted text, the highlighting itself is copied and when I use the 'paste' function, one more highlighting layer is applied to the highlighted text.

I cannot think of a proper use case of this functionality yet.

Thank you.

Re: A Small Suggestion about Highlighting and Copying

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:24 pm
by TrackerSupp-Daniel
Hi, lester1027

This is simply because the "highlight" is itself a comment which can be selected so you can modify the properties. In order to ignore existing comments while using the "select text" tool, you should either enable "Exclusive mode" or hold the "Shift" key to temporarily toggle it on when selecting text that overlaps a comment.

Kind regards,