On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 20:09:17 -0800 Bob Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Enrico Tröger wrote:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:46:23 -0800, Bob Snyder email@example.com wrote:
According to the manual, dragging selected text is move by default, but copy with the shift key. Indeed that is how it works under Linux. But in Windows, it still has the pre-0.11 behavior: copy by default, move with the shift key.
it's not a bug, it's a feature.
On Linux, the default D'n'D action is to move text. On Windows the default action is to copy text. Don't ask me why these are the defaults but they affect all GTK applications. I.e. dragging in text areas in GTK apps on Windows, will/should always copy the text instead of moving it.
I use Windows at work, Linux at home, and Geany on both. And finding that Geany on Windows defaulted to copy rather than move was a surprise. Even more of a surprise was that this is normal! Certainly, 'native' apps on Windows (like Word etc.) do move rather than copy. That GTK apps in Windows do it backwards seems to me bizarre. It makes using Geany in both Windows and Linux a bit frustrating.
I did a short test on apps installed on my Windows XP SP3 at office and I'm afraid I can second this