i'd love to be able to copy results of the conversion between numeral systems

Asked by Mykola Bespaliuk on 2012-04-26

When in programming mode i'm inputting a value there are instant results of it's conversion to hex, dec and bin. Converted values are not selectable. And i think they should be. Imagine my frustration when i want to find out what's the binary representation of some large number. In other modes that might be useful too.

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Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #1

you can select values from Edit Option of Calculator

Edit -> Copy then paste

Mykola Bespaliuk (kolkabes) said : #2

To copy something it needs to be selected. And those values are NOT selectable.

Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #3

U can copy all test which is in input area in calculator
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> To copy something it needs to be selected. And those values are NOT
> selectable.
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Mykola Bespaliuk (kolkabes) said : #4

I'm not talking about input. I mean the converted values that are displayed below the input (for example in the programming mode). What is the use of them if you can't copy any?

Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #5

ok understood

i think you are not allowed to select text in label. (some boundaries).

you can try another tool for that.

Keep this question open if someone know some trick.



Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #6

you are asking for new feature !!!

Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #7

you can close this question after exploring many things i came to this result .. that what you asking can not be possible with gcaltool


Drew (drew-woz-f) said : #8

This is a common and important feature of good application and UI design. If this feature is NOT possible in the current implementation, perhaps gcaltool could be redesigned to do so.

Mykola Bespaliuk (kolkabes) said : #9

As far as I can tell it uses GTK so it's possible. I guess nobody cares. http://www.gtk.org/api/2.6/gtk/GtkLabel.html#gtk-label-set-selectable allows for what I'm asking.

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