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Multiword selection not working #217

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FKasa opened this issue Jun 3, 2015 · 4 comments

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@FKasa
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commented Jun 3, 2015

The default system behaviour for double-click and drag is to select whole words along the way.

Sumatra ignores any dragging and only selects one word.

@pdgessler

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commented Jun 3, 2015

For what it's worth, both Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader behave the same way in this regard (dragging after double-clicking is ignored, and only one word is selected).

I say this just for informational purposes; I don't have a strong opinion either way (nor am I in a position to make the call).

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commented Mar 25, 2019

Double click in Microsoft editors such as notepad and write do allow for drag
Also Internet explore allows click and drag & so does SumatraPDF when reading a CHM
Thus no issue as equally compliant for that format

Double click in Microsoft viewers such XPS viewer does not (no word selection= no & drag)
SumatraPDF should copy Microsoft mode ? NO SumatraPDF is not-compliant but better thus no issue

Double click PDF in
Acrobat=word only (same drag as SumatraPDF)
Foxit=word only
SumatraPDF=word only
Okular=word only (same drag as SumatraPDF)
Thus no issue since SumatraPDF behaves similar to its peer applications

@kjk I suggest this is closed as behaviour is functioning as expected, thus not an issue

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commented Mar 27, 2019

Is there a way to add this different behavior as a plug in instead?

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commented Mar 27, 2019

@bhajneet changing such behaviours is not trivial since it may hav to be changed for each different format interface thus the easiest way for a user to modify system behaviour is to "hook" the key or mouse actions and "remap" them to the users preference which will obviously differ from his neighbours taste thus you will constantly see disagreement as to what even the space key " S H O U L D " do ! the best solutions I know of are x-mouse ( https://www.highrez.co.uk ) and AutoHotKey (https://www.autohotkey.com/) but of course there are others.

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