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Bug 162383 - Not possible to copy any text from history view
Summary: Not possible to copy any text from history view
Alias: None
Product: versioncontrol
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Mercurial (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Ondrej Vrabec
: 142302 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-04-10 12:36 UTC by mslama
Modified: 2011-10-10 12:11 UTC (History)
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Description mslama 2009-04-10 12:36:40 UTC
I am not able to find any way how to copy any text from history view to clipboard. I wanted to copy changeset number.
Usability issue IMO. Linux/Gnome/GTK.

  Product Version         = NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 090408)
  Operating System        = Linux version 2.6.24-24-generic running on i386
  Java; VM; Vendor        = 1.6.0_13; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 11.3-b02; Sun Microsystems Inc.
  Runtime                 = Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 1.6.0_13-b03
  Java Home               = /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_13/jre
  System Locale; Encoding = en_US (nb); UTF-8
Comment 1 Tomas Stupka 2009-04-10 12:41:19 UTC
select changeset & ctrl+c should work
Comment 2 mslama 2009-04-10 12:52:45 UTC
It is what I get. Still it is not what I need. I would like to copy changeset number and put it to url in browser. In
addition Edit -> Copy action is disabled even if changeset is selected. I would like to select any substring using mouse
and then copy it to clipboard.

Result of Ctrl-C (it is not clear that such shortcut is available and what will be actualy copied):
101640	Fri Sep 12 08:34:02 CEST 2008	S. Aubrecht <>
#144402 - Can`t run NetBeans on OpenJDK port for Mac OS X (SoyLatte) with default settings

Only way I found is to export changeset and then get what I need.
Comment 3 Ondrej Vrabec 2009-04-10 13:22:50 UTC
cdev #0c39dec8a64c
if you now select changeset & press Ctrl-C, changeset is copied too (as the 2nd column):
2	a80134832733	Fri Apr 10 14:09:39 CEST 2009	ondra@linux-1b7u
Comment 4 Ondrej Vrabec 2009-04-10 13:24:24 UTC
the rest - possibility to select only changeset as an enhancement
Comment 5 Quality Engineering 2009-04-11 06:55:59 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *200904110201* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Ondrej Vrabec <>
Log: #162383 - Not possible to copy any text from history view
changeset id added to toString()
Comment 6 Ondrej Vrabec 2009-11-02 14:02:33 UTC
*** Issue 142302 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***