Bug 75252 - UI: Allow to select a new default for Edit->Paste in Edit->Paste Special
Summary: UI: Allow to select a new default for Edit->Paste in Edit->Paste Special
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Paste-Special
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Reported: 2014-02-20 11:15 UTC by Fabian Greffrath
Modified: 2019-10-09 19:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Fabian Greffrath 2014-02-20 11:15:49 UTC
Dear LO devs,

I am currently preparing a Writer document in which I include a lot of graphics from the Internet, e.g. from Wikipedia. For this I right-click on the graphic in my Browser (Firefox/Iceweasel), select Copy and then right-click on the target location in my Writer document and select Paste. By default, however, and against my expectations, not the actual graphic gets inserted into the document, but merely a hyperlink which references the graphic URL and loads it over network on demand. Since the performance when rendering my document suffers from this and I furthermore want to make sure the document is ligible even without an internet conenction, I make a detour and select Edit->Paste Special->Bitmap instead. Now, imagine having to do this for 100 graphics...

What I am missing is a check boy in the Paste Special window that allows to set my next selection, i.e. Bitmap in my case, as the new default format for the general Paste action *for this data type*. So my suggested work flow would be:

- Copy graphic in browser
- Edit->Paste Special in Writer
- Set target to Bitmap
- *Check "Select as the new default" box*
- Click OK
- Copy graphic in browser
- Edit->Paste
- Repeat...

Thank for your consideration!

 - Fabian
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2014-02-20 11:34:49 UTC
Hi Fabian,

thanks for the issue and your idea. I think it would be a useful addition.
 > Set to Enhancement and version to inherited from OOo (behaviour as is, is here for a long long time).

For time being, you might consider the following:
  - Ctrl+Shft+V  (opens dialog)
  - B            (sets focus on Bitmap)
  - Enter        (triggers OK)

Comment 2 Buovjaga 2015-09-22 11:08:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 51609 ***
Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2015-09-22 21:12:06 UTC
This is related in the sense that it is about images and pasting. But the other issue is about the choice to embed in stead of to link. And this issue is to choose to remember the latest choice in Paste special.
Enough difference to allow for a separate issue, IMO.