Bug 61824 - Enhancement: Allow to CopyToClipboard by clicking version info in the About LibreOffice screen
Summary: Enhancement: Allow to CopyToClipboard by clicking version info in the About L...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: About-Dialog
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Reported: 2013-03-05 01:46 UTC by bugquestcontri
Modified: 2020-05-05 06:19 UTC (History)
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Description bugquestcontri 2013-03-05 01:46:39 UTC
Problem description: 
For bug reports, AskLibO, etc very often the detailed version information is needed. It requres always a selection and copy ot the character string. 

Add a simple button with the function "copy version number into clipboard" to the About LibO screen. This would
1 - motivate people to provide the version information in the first run
2 - reduce for frequent reporters the workload

Enhanced solution:
Additional a tool bar button with the same functionality can be created and located in the Standard tool bar of each LibO component to optimize things even more.
Operating System: Windows XP
Version: release
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2013-03-05 14:38:55 UTC
But that information is already selectable and copyable (bug 46193). Was this bug motivated because that feature is not discoverable for users? If not, I don’t think it’s worth to add more clutter. (Of course, we could redesign it so it looks good…)
Comment 2 bugquestcontri 2013-03-06 03:47:16 UTC
I frequently try to answer questions in AskLibO. Very often the question for the version pops up. Thus making it easy to find, easy to copy to the clipboard would also help the people in AskLibO.
Comment 3 tommy27 2013-04-21 10:02:57 UTC
as pointed out in previous comment by Fitoschido the version number is already selectable and copyable. it's quite easy now and 

so I don't think it's worth it to adding a button to it.

I propose a WONTFIX status
Comment 4 retired 2014-01-17 10:57:45 UTC
I also oppose a button.

But a nice solution would be: If the user clicks on the version info at the top of the about window it automatically gets copied to his clipboard.

That way we don't clutter the about window with a button and yet still provide the most quick possible way to copy that information. I agree that while marking the version info and hitting cmd + c to copy to clipboard, a simple click would be much more effective.

Imo a valid enhancement request. Adjusting title though.
Comment 5 bugquestcontri 2014-01-19 04:18:11 UTC
Great! This proposal is even a better one. I hope it can be realized.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:43:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Buovjaga 2015-08-02 11:55:26 UTC
Should be enhancement.
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2020-05-05 06:19:31 UTC
While the RFE was resolved before, even a tab into the text was possible, the dialog received a major update.

The new about dialog (bug 130778) has now a dedicated "Copy Version Info" button to a) quickly copy the info, b) comply with accessibility (clicking static text is unexpected and not according usability rules) (bug 132179), and c) be able to use localized text on the UI but not the clipboard (bug 132066).