Bug 246645 - Need easy way to select file name text / copy it
Summary: Need easy way to select file name text / copy it
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 205157
Alias: None
Product: dolphin
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 16.12.2
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dolphin Bug Assignee
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Reported: 2010-08-03 22:54 UTC by Aaron Peterson
Modified: 2017-08-18 18:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Aaron Peterson 2010-08-03 22:54:41 UTC
Version:           unspecified (using KDE 4.4.95) 
OS:                Linux

select filename text

In windows can click, wait, click, double-click control c

This may not be desired behavior... still a need for a number of people...

note that right click -->copy copies  something that lets many programs paste in the whole path (which seems correct)... and presumably if it is an image, paste an image into a file... 

heard that it is possible on kde 3 to hover over text making it selectable.

Reproducible: Didn't try

This is a conceptual feature request, actual implementation is subjective. I hope to tackle this, and am considering using the icon panel/ with configuration capabilities..

I have copied many many file names on windows in a file-wrangling job (bosses were too dumb to let us use scripts)... so I am used to being able to copy filenames.

clicking on text and not having it do anything other than be selectable is part of my long term thinking.
Comment 1 geoff 2010-08-22 08:12:44 UTC
How about adding a context menu item 'Copy Filename Text' to achieve this?
Comment 2 Jekyll Wu 2011-12-16 17:08:51 UTC
This wish sounds similar to or related with bug 205157.
Comment 3 Aaron Peterson 2012-01-10 05:59:55 UTC

This is not exactly the same as the two clicks to rename a file bug... 

This bug is just about getting the filename into the clipboard.

a plugin architecture could let us create a  "column", "tooltip", or "gwenview like mini icon"  that would copy the filename into the clipboard.

 Bug 290846 is about the pugins
Comment 4 Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) 2012-08-24 16:19:54 UTC
Resetting assignee to default as per bug #305719
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2017-08-18 18:05:58 UTC
This would and will be resolved by implementing https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205157, which will bring usage in line with how inline file renaming works in Windows, macOS, and many other Linux file managers.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 205157 ***