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

John Mundy jmundy at tcpclibrary.org
Thu Nov 7 13:14:00 EST 2013

I remember thinking that it was very odd when I first started with Evergreen, but I rapidly adjusted. I think all of my staff are comfortable with it, but it is something we have to explain to any new staff.

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

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 people.

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.

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