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Make table items selectable #494

Julian-O opened this issue Nov 6, 2019 · 3 comments


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@Julian-O Julian-O commented Nov 6, 2019

Description of issue/question

The Web UI for openmediavault contains a number of tables with useful information that would be nice to copy-and-paste into other documents.


  • Disk models and serial numbers in the Disks table
  • System logs
  • Kernel and Version information from the System Information page.

However, via various CSS (see theme-triton-all_1.css) and HTML (unselectable="on") mechanisms required for each of the major browsers, selectability has been turned off.

This makes it unnecessarily hard to copy-and-paste useful information, for no benefit.

Steps to reproduce issue

(Include debug logs if possible and relevant.)

  • Open the System Information web-page.
  • Double click on the Kernel version to select it, in prepapration to copy it.
  • Note it is not selected.

Versions report

4.1.26-1 (Arrakis)
^ I had to type this in by hand, like a chump! :-)


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@votdev votdev commented Nov 6, 2019

This is a default by ExtJS and with reason, don’t forget touch device users. I think making tables text selectable will break the touch capability.

Second, I don’t plan to make changes to the ExtJS code anymore because of working on the new UI.

Because of that don’t expect this feature before OMV6 that will ship a new UI.

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@Julian-O Julian-O commented Nov 6, 2019

Thanks for the response.

I had heard a UI upgrade was in the works, which is why I didn't try to submit my own fix.

I'm not clear on why text selectability might impact on touch ability - there is plenty of selectable text in many tables on many web-sites and tablets work fine, but perhaps I am missing some point here.


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@PrplHaz4 PrplHaz4 commented Nov 6, 2019

Agree it's pretty annoying not being able to select text. Since the log viewer table is not interactive at all, it shouldn't cause issues with touch to enable text selection.

A quick google seems to reveal there have been on and off issues with enableTextSelection: true in the 6.x versions of ExtJS. I tried a few quick hacks locally but wasn't able to get it working.


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