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

Sarah Childs sarahc at zionsville.lib.in.us
Thu Nov 7 13:02:10 EST 2013

For the simple yes/no vote I'll add my voice as a heavy daily user of 
the staff client that I prefer not to have an extra click.

Long term, however, I agree that the click link to copy is probably 
very weird to new Evergreeners, and that a click to copy button or the 
more standard highlight/control-v would likely seem more natural to 

Sarah Childs
Technical Services Department Head
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library
250 North Fifth Street
Zionsville, IN 46077
317-873-3149 x13330
sarahc at zionsville.lib.in.us

On 2013-11-07 10:58, Kathy Lussier wrote:
> 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
> approaches.
> 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
> Kathy Lussier
> Project Coordinator
> Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative
> (508) 343-0128
> klussier at masslnc.org
> Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kmlussier
> 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.

More information about the Open-ils-general mailing list