[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Fwd: Opinions needed on copying patron data to the clipboard

Kathy Lussier klussier at masslnc.org
Thu Nov 7 10:58:50 EST 2013

Hi all,

Looking through the e-mail thread and the original LP bug, I counted that:

8 people indicated that they would like an acknowledgement that the text 
was copied.
7 indicated that they did not want the additional click.
7 indicated they wanted something else (3 of those 7 were also counted 
above because they showed a preference for one approach over another.)

I agree that it would be preferable to have a tooltip or a consistent 
way to display an icon performs the action to copy to the clipboard. But 
my follow-up question to those suggestions is if there is anyone with 
the tuits to make it happen if we wanted to run with one of these 

In the case of the original question, it would be fairly easy to revert 
this part of the code to its previous state, and I would be willing to 
make the code changes if there was a large consensus to do so (I'm not 
sure we really have that consensus at the moment.) But that's about as 
far as my coding abilities go. :)

I am hopeful that, once we move to a web client, all of the standard 
methods for copying and pasting will be available in the client 
interfaces, eliminating the need for special Evergreen conventions for 
copying this data.

Thanks for the feedback everyone!


Kathy Lussier
Project Coordinator
Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
(508) 343-0128
klussier at masslnc.org
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On 11/7/2013 10:08 AM, Jason Stephenson wrote:
> How about just an option to turn alerting on or off? I know that I
> generally don't want to be told when something succeeds. I generally
> only care about failures.

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