Enrico Tröger wrote:
On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 17:01:05 +0100, Frank Lanitz <frank@frank.uvena.de>


On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 20:09:17 -0800
Bob Snyder <bob.snyder@cox.net> wrote:

Enrico Tröger wrote:
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:46:23 -0800, Bob Snyder <bob.snyder@cox.net>
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

And I can completely understand this but AFAIK this is a GTK thing,
more or less unrelated to Geany, as Geany just respects the GTK default.
Though I don't have any idea why the GTK default is different on

As I already said, I thought there was a setting to change this but I
couldn't find anything.

Bob, you could ask on the gtk-app-devel-list@gnome.org[1] mailing list
for any hints about this, with the results we could add a FAQ item on
the Geany website or something like this.
Just keep us up2date.

[1] http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gtk-app-devel-list

Okay, I am now subscribed and will write back here as soon as I have anything.


Bob S.