Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#4130 confirmed New Feature

[IE] Copy rows between tables not possible in Internet Explorer 6,7,8

Reported by: kat Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: General Version: 3.0
Keywords: IE Cc:

Description (last modified by Jakub Ś)

It is not possible to copy an entire row from one table to another table in Internet Explorer 6,7,8.

In Firefox 3.x this works by selecting all the cells in a row and Ctrl+C, then in an empty row of a second table selecting all the cells followed by a Ctrl+V.

Unfortunatly IE does not select the cells or content in the cells and the copy and paste options are not available.

To reproduce:

  • Start FCKeditor in Internet Explorer
  • Click on the Create Table Icon in the toolbar
  • Click Ok to create the default 3x2 table
  • Fill the 1st row with Test in the first cell and Test in the second cell to the right.
  • Create a second table on the same page (or in a new page doesn't matter)
  • Try to select the 1st row from the (IE selects highlights the text Firefox 3.x highlights the cells)
  • The Cut and Copy buttons are dimmed in the toolbar in IE
  • Push Ctrl+C to copy the selected row
  • Click in the new second table and CTRL+V to paste, a nested table is then inserted instead of just the row. (In Firefox 3.x you select the row and paste to get the desired effect)

An option Copy Row and Copy Column (in the right click menu) to move data between tables would be the ideal solution.

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replacebycode.html (8.5 KB) - added by Jakub Ś 6 years ago.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Frederico Caldeira Knabben

Component: Project : MediaWiki+FCKeditorGeneral
Description: modified (diff)
Keywords: Tables Copy Paste Rows Columns removed
Milestone: FCKeditor 2.6.5

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Jakub Ś

Description: modified (diff)
Status: newconfirmed
Type: BugNew Feature
Version: FCKeditor 2.6.43.0

Try to select the 1st row from the (IE selects highlights the text Firefox 3.x highlights the cells)

This is how IE works. When there is no data in table selection is invisible. It is possible however (in IE8 and especially in new IE9 and IE10) to copy empty row (it gets pasted as table). To do that just click on tag in elements path and then use Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V or use Shift+Arrow to select table cells.

Click in the new second table and CTRL+V to paste, a nested table is then inserted instead of just the row. (In Firefox 3.x you select the row and paste to get the desired effect)

I haven't observed such behaviour in FF.

An option Copy Row and Copy Column (in the right click menu) to move data between tables would be the ideal solution.

Taking this last comment into account, I'm changing this to feature request.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Jakub Ś

There is another feature that concerns empty table cells in IE: #9197.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Jakub Ś

Similar feature request #10569.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Jakub Ś

The problem is that IE doesn't allow copying nor selecting empty table cells. I have prepared workaround that some of you will perhaps find usefull. Please see attached file.

Changed 6 years ago by Jakub Ś

Attachment: replacebycode.html added
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