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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

 

I never would have seen this if I wasn't taking a swig when I decided to right-click-copy instead of ctrl-c.

 

I understand this may be a feature rather than a bug, but it (replacing browser context menus and functions) is also why I can't use my spell checker and several other browser built in features.  Which I find really annoying.  In replacement for all those built in browser features, I get a context menu with "copy" and "paste", and apparently "copy" doesn't work.

 

If it is impossible to have this particular WYSIWYG editor AND our own context menus, can we please have the option of using a different editor that does not break all of these browser features?  Every other piece of forum software I'm familiar with provides users with multiple editor options...for reasons just like this.  Yes, that would include vBulletin.

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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Gee, I'm overwhelmed by the response to this issue

 

I can kludge this silly editor into working if I switch to the "view source" mode, which is just fine and dandy if I want to add paragraph tags to every sentence. It's a lot like going back to 1995.

post #4 of 11

Apologies for the delayed response - I needed to make sure to finish reading the newspaper, then I've been sitting here doing crosswords all day and we just finished a big office Wii Tennis tournament

 

You have indeed identified one weakness of the WYSIWYG editor, and we did talk about this issue this morning in our development meeting. Unfortunately there's not a straightforward fix to the issue of browser commands not working inside of the editor. The point of the WYSIWYG editor is that it provides a self-contained environment to handle what you need to create and edit text in an intuitive way. While editing HTML may feel a bit 1995, to a lot of folks, so does using BBCode - we picked a poison and we're maximizing its use. We've actually contributed some of the functionality we built in back to the open-source community (WYSIWYG video embeds)

 

We're adding a quote button to the toolbar ASAP as well. After that, I think we've added to what was available in the vB implementation.

 

I'll keep you posted if we find some good fixes for the browser override issue though, because you're right, the built-in spellchecker is inferior to the FF one. Thanks.

 

 

post #5 of 11

Would be nice if "undo" (Ctrl+Z) worked in there too...

 

I tried to past a URL and it f'ed up my post, I had to re-type everything.

post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post

Would be nice if "undo" (Ctrl+Z) worked in there too...

 

I tried to past a URL and it f'ed up my post, I had to re-type everything.

 

What browser are you using?  Control-Z undo works well for me in firefox, as well as Chrome and IE 6.


Edited by frankfarmer - Tue, 03 Feb 09 03:04:27 GMT
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post

Would be nice if "undo" (Ctrl+Z) worked in there too...

 

I tried to past a URL and it f'ed up my post, I had to re-type everything.

 

What browser are you using?  Control-Z undo works well for me in firefox.

 

 Oops, I must have made the mess, entered the full editor AND THEN tried to undo..

 

Never mind, everything works fine now!

post #8 of 11

Another update. We did some digging (actually TeddyG did some digging) and found that FCK has a decent work-around for this in the most recent version that we just pushed to the live site.

 

Now, if you're in the WYSIWYG editor, if you hold ctrl+right click, you get the FF menus, if you just right click, you get the normal text editor menus.

 

The WYSIWYG editor menus are great for editing image properties, table properties, etc. but now we have access to both. Seems like a great comprimise. Give it a go and let us know. Thanks.

post #9 of 11

 This doesn't seem to work right for me on the mac.  If I send a message with say, facebook.  There is a text entry field, I assume standard html text edit, but what do I know.  Anyway, when I misspell a word there, it will underline it red.  Then when I right click, I see a standard popup menu of some kind, but it will have the correctly spelled word on the menu, if it can match one.....or some other options to ignore the word, add it to the dict, etc..  However, when I ctrl right click from within this lovely javascript editor, I do get some kind of standard pulldown menu, but the spelling items are not there...so its not really the same thing as what we get with the normal html text edit box, or from email, etc...  Doesn't solve the spell checking problem.

 

post #10 of 11

Apple-right click should get the standard browser menu on a Mac...


Edited by ssh - 2/9/2009 at 03:58 pm
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Does someone want to explain to me why I need to use extra steps to use features I frequently use, while the default option is a set of features that a) partially don't work and b) I can find no use for whatsoever?

 

Test.  Pasted by pressing ctrl and using the "paste" function included in the context menu of all browsers:

 

You can format your text using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, single quotes or equation marks which have a special function in the wiki, sometimes depending on their position. For example, to format a word in italic, you include it in two single quotes like ''this''

Contents

[hide]

[edit] Text formatting markup

Description You type You get
character formatting - applies anywhere
Italic text
''italic''
italic
Bold text
'''bold'''
bold
Bold and italic
'''''bold & italic'''''
bold & italic
Escape wiki markup
<nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki>
no ''markup''

 

 

 

 

Now we'll try using the paste function on the bizarre and unnecessary default context menu:

 

 

You can format your text using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, single quotes or equation marks which have a special function in the wiki, sometimes depending on their position. For example, to format a word in italic, you include it in two single quotes like ''this''

Contents

[hide]

[edit] Text formatting markup

Description You type You get
character formatting - applies anywhere
Italic text
''italic''
italic
Bold text
'''bold'''
bold
Bold and italic
'''''bold & italic'''''
bold & italic
Escape wiki markup
<nowiki>no ''markup''</nowiki>
no ''markup''

 

 

^Note that I had to repaste that into a lightboxed error message about my browser security settings that informed me that I can press ctrl-v to paste things.  My browser security settings are not unusual in any way.


If I need the WYSIWYG context menus for editing specific types of content, why aren't they the option, rather than the default?  Can this be made a user option?

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