Text - overwrite text contents fails [Windows 10]

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Grobe
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Text - overwrite text contents fails [Windows 10]

Postby Grobe » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:19 am

Hi forum.

I want to ask if this is a known bug in latest stable version of Inkscape avaiable for download to Windows. I kind of struggle to describe the problem properly so please bear with me.

Affected system:
OS: WIndows 10 X64, Norwegian
Inkscape 0.92.3

Problem description:
- Let's have a text somewhere in the document.
- Select all ttext (insert cursor somewhere inside text and tripple click)
- Type something else

Expected behaviour: The typed text became the new content of text object.
What actually happens: Text object dissappear.

Text properties or location seems to have no effect on this misbehaviour. The issue doesn't seem to affect Inkscape on Linux (Ubuntu and derivates, I currently use Linux Lite at home).

If a bug repport is not already filed, I will.
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Re: Text - overwrite text contents fails [Windows 10]

Postby Moini » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:44 am

Haven't heard of the issue, no, but you may want to do a search in the reports. Can you try and see if there is already something like that reported?
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Re: Text - overwrite text contents fails [Windows 10]

Postby brynn » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:51 pm

Triple-click highlights the entire line of text, for me. The next letter I type replaces the highlighted text. Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit, Inkscape 0.92.3

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Re: Text - overwrite text contents fails [Windows 10]

Postby Grobe » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:14 am

brynn wrote:Triple-click highlights the entire line of text, for me. The next letter I type replaces the highlighted text. Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit, Inkscape 0.92.3

That is the expected behaviour. It works that way on my Linux computer, but not at W10.
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Re: Text - overwrite text contents fails [Windows 10]

Postby Grobe » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:06 am

Ok - I think I've found the one factor that makes Inkscape behave this way.

Since I have a habit to comment "everyting"- I also often put comments, titles or labels on text objects too. So this is what I figured out:
- For a newly created text object, Inkscape will probably behave normally on select+overwrite all contents.
- But if the text object contains some other text in the title field, Inkscape behaves wrongly on select+overwrite all contents.

By "behaves wrongly" i mean to say the text object actually disappears.

I attach a file where the issue affect most of those text objects in the file.

[edit]
bug repport issued :tool_text:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1779224
Attachments
textobjects.svg
just some text objects scattered around.
(8.18 KiB) Downloaded 18 times
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Re: Text - overwrite text contents fails [Windows 10]

Postby Moini » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:11 am

I think I only recently saw a similar issue somewhere... If I could only remember where...
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Re: Text - overwrite text contents fails [Windows 10]

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:37 pm

Confirmed in Win 8.1, 64. Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06)
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/


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