Can Jolla add a long-press gesture to HTML form text elements?

asked 2015-03-28 10:57:15 +0200

rdmo gravatar image

updated 2015-08-18 18:12:15 +0200

eric gravatar image

A long tap-hold does nothing at the moment when I tap and hold in an HTML text input field. In the next release of browser updates, please use the long press gesture to:

  • get focus,
  • select and highlight current word,
  • select current line,
  • select current paragraph,
  • select all,

Then, on tap release:

  • copy selection to clipboard, and
  • show a full-screen context menu suited to the user's current device orientation.

This is similar to what text selection in the browser location box is like, but with extended selection progress, determined by hold duration.

Selecting all could zoom out so the selected, highlighted text would all be visibly selected. This might allow certain bug reports to be put ashore and the user experience would improve.

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