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Maddening 'feature'. [Dec. 8th, 2004|08:55 pm]
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[zonereyrie]
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I've got Logjam 4.4.0. Starting with this build (I forget what I jumped from) if I use Insert -> Link and there is a URL in the cut buffer it will automatically insert a link using that URL instead of calling up the link dialog.

I can't tell you how much I hate this. This hits me almost every time I use LogJam since with the work I do I almost always seem to have some URL in my cut buffer. And it is *never* what I want to use as a link. I'd been using LogJam for a long time and I'm used to having the dialog open, then entering what I want. Now it is Insert -> Link... curse at LogJam. Delete bad link. Go highlight and copy some other text to make the damn thing stop. Then Insert -> Link, enter what I want it to use.

Can we please go back to the old way? Or add some preference toggle for this? Changing long established UI behavior is bad mojo.
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[User Picture]From: midendian
2004-12-09 02:00 am (UTC)
I agree, that's kind of dumb. The menu item ends in "..." for a reason.

I never use this feature, but I would suggest that the behavior be:
  • Ctrl-L: if buffer has URL, insert that, otherwise bring up dialog.
  • Insert -> Link...: Always bring up dialog.
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[User Picture]From: aredridel
2004-12-09 03:12 am (UTC)
How about always bringing up a dialog, and if there's a URL in the selection or copy buffer, pre-filling the text entry with it?
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[User Picture]From: zonereyrie
2004-12-09 03:33 am (UTC)
That's cool too. Especially if a 'Reset' button were added to the dialog, along with Cancel and OK, so that when stray URLs get in there you can rapidly flush and do what you meant.
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[User Picture]From: aredridel
2004-12-09 04:21 am (UTC)
How about just starting with the URL higlighted if there is one. Enter to accept, backspace or just start typing to use your own.
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[User Picture]From: zonereyrie
2004-12-09 04:22 am (UTC)
That works.
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[User Picture]From: cparker
2004-12-15 11:40 pm (UTC)
This is pretty much one of the only frustrations I have with LogJam, and if it could be fixed to match what aredridel suggested, LogJam would be perfect (AFAICT, anyway).
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