[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#907740: webext-debianbuttons: significantly less convenient than the old xul-ext-debianbuttons

Francesco Poli invernomuto at paranoici.org
Wed Sep 26 23:14:07 BST 2018

On Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:17:02 +0000 Damyan Ivanov wrote:

> -=| Francesco Poli, 02.09.2018 19:38:38 +0200 |=-
> > I cannot understand how to make the automatic paste happen.
> > 
> > If I select something and then hit [Ctrl+C], I still have to:
> > 
> >  * click on the Debian button in order to get a menu
> >  * paste the copied selection with [Ctrl+V] into the text field
> >  * click or right-click on one of the options
> It is supposed to work like this (and works like this for me, under 
> GNOME/sid):
>  * You select and copy e.g. a bug number
>  * Click on the Swirl in the browser (tried firefox and firefox-esr 
>    from sid)
>    - an automatic paste into the text input should happen

The automatic paste fails to work for me...

>  * click or middle-click (for opening in a new tab) on some of the 
>    links in the window
> > This looks even slower than the other, X-clipboard-based procedure
> It is still slower, but at least there should not be any need to paste 
> via Ctrl+V
> If the automated pasting does not work, I am not sure what the 
> extension can do - it only has access to the API, and if that works 
> here, maybe there is some difference in your environment.

Maybe this is due to the fact that I am using firefox-esr/52.9.0esr-1
on Debian testing...
I don't know, but I cannot upgrade to firefox-esr/60.2.1esr-1 from
Debian unstable, until some extensions get ported to webext and/or
replaced by webext ones included in Debian...

> > It would be great, if, at least, the extension could read the X
> > clipboard, without using the text field.
> > If this could be implemented, the text field could be completely
> > removed and the user could select some text and then:
> > 
> >  * click on the Debian button
> >  * click or right-click on one of the options
> > 
> > It would still require twice as many clicks as the pre-webext version,
> > but it could be considered acceptable...
> I'd like to achieve this too :)
> I have opened a ticket in bugzilla: 
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1494266

Thanks a lot: I really hope the API will soon be enhanced!


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