Adium

Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#14361 closed defect (fixed)

Message time popup interferes with copy-paste using "Stockholm"

Reported by: IWishThatAdiumWereWorking Owned by: mathuaerknedam
Milestone: Adium 1.4.2 Component: Adium Core
Version: 1.4b19 Severity: normal
Keywords: Cc:
Patch Status:

Description (last modified by Robby)

Summary

In Adium 1.4b19, the time that messages were sent or received appears as a small popup above the message when the cursor is above each message. This popup makes it very difficult to perform a copy-paste operation, because you can't see (or possibly select) what you are highlighting while the popup covers it.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Send and receive some messages
  2. Try to copy one by highlighting it with your cursor
  3. The time that the message was added to the message stack pops up on the right side of the line with the message
  4. Copying becomes extremely difficult, because the message is now below the popup. It's not possible to see what you are highlighting, and the popup may be interfering with the selection mechanism.

Expected results

The interface doesn't interfere with reading or highlighting messages.

Actual results

I had to highlight more of the message I wanted to copy and modify it after I had pasted it into another window.

Regression

Doesn't happen in b18.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Robby

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Owner set to mathuaerknedam

Does this happen with all bundled message styles?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by IWishThatAdiumWereWorking

No. I use Stockholm, and see the problem there. If I switch to Smoke, the problem does not occur. I'm not sure which of those are bundled, although I think both are.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Robby

The styles bundled with Adium 1.4 are Gone Dark, minimal_mod, Mockie, Renkoo, Smooth Operator, Stockholm and yMous.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by IWishThatAdiumWereWorking

It only happens with Stockholm of the ones in that list. I should note that copy-paste has other problems with other styles - You get times and formatting characters embedded in the middle of lines. But the popup problem only occurs with Stockholm.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by xja

Message styles were updated in beta 19, some things are good, other not so.
I tried the Stockholm message style (Smooth Operator is my default) and, yes, that pop-up is really annoying if you mouse-hover to follow a long message or if you prefer a big font size.
In Smooth Operator timestamp is fixed, maybe it should be fixed for Stockholm too, or pop-up should appear on the opposite side; another option is to put a margin on the right hand side, just for the timestamp to pop-up in its own space, but I think that would not be good.
Bye.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by mathuaerknedam

(In d0ecfdc21b6f) Stockholm: make on-hover timestamps disappear on click. They'll never come back without a page reload - hopefully this is a temporary work around until I find a better solution. Refs #14361.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by paradoxmo

As a workaround until mathuaerknedam refines his fix, you can pull up the chat transcript viewer and copy it out of there.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by mathuaerknedam

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Fixed by reverting to previous (pre 1.4) behavior in 1.4.2 and 1.5.

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by mathuaerknedam

  • Milestone set to Adium 1.4.2

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by Robby

  • Summary changed from message time popup interferes with copy-paste to Message time popup interferes with copy-paste using "Stockholm"
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