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Old 14-08-2016, 13:11   #1
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Can't select text in Object Query

Hi there,

I have a bit of a weird one. I want to copy the position of a buoy. I know this used to work because I prepared the sailing instructions for a race copying the positions of buoys from the Object Query window.
When try this in 4.4.0, the text select mouse pointer is shown but I can't select anything.

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Running OpenCPN 4.4.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 x64

Any ideas why this might be? Or is it supposed to be like this?

Thanks for any help

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Old 14-08-2016, 18:19   #2
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Re: Can't select text in Object Query

You are right. It used to work on Linux, but it has not, as far as I can remember, been an "official" feature. Trough the years there have been a few requests for this from Windows users. The copying has never worked on Windows.
I'm not sure why it's not working on Linux now, and I don't know when it stopped working.
If this is important for you, please enter a feature request in the tracker.

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Old 14-08-2016, 19:04   #3
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Re: Can't select text in Object Query

Tom and Thomas,

It was possible to select and copy text from the Object Query with Windows and earlier versions of OpenCPN.

Here is a screen shot of text highlighted in OpenCPN 4.0.0 and pasted into Windows 10 WordPad.

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