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Old 10-16-2009, 06:29 AM   #1
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Kompozer drag&drop images: Not working in KDE as it works in Windows


Hi there,

I use Kompozer to rapidly build my articles on local computer and then upload them.

For a few months I had to switch to Windows and now I'm back. On Windows, when you drag an image file to Kompozer window, the image is inserted in your document (with proper < a > tag).

In KDE4, when you do the same with either Dolphin or Konqueror, the location of the image file is inserted into the document, not the image itself.

Actually I had this problem in my previous Linux desktop life but omitted for long. Now I have to prepare those documents quickly and I need help if I'm going to continue using Kompozer on KDE.

Any suggestions (other than using the Image button? )?
 
Old 11-05-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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Hi there,

I use Kompozer to rapidly build my articles on local computer and then upload them.

For a few months I had to switch to Windows and now I'm back. On Windows, when you drag an image file to Kompozer window, the image is inserted in your document (with proper < a > tag).

In KDE4, when you do the same with either Dolphin or Konqueror, the location of the image file is inserted into the document, not the image itself.

Actually I had this problem in my previous Linux desktop life but omitted for long. Now I have to prepare those documents quickly and I need help if I'm going to continue using Kompozer on KDE.

Any suggestions (other than using the Image button? )?
Is it a bug? usually in kde, one can quite do some drag n drop stuffs. Unfortunately, gnome hasnt much features, and is rather not very "human".
Kompozer should eventually has that possibility.

Have you ever tried a macintosh, that's wicked. One can drag n drop almost everything. That's a pleasure to work with a Macintosh. They really think how to make an OS, or software, agreable to be used, and finished 100pct their applications, fully working, to be highly productive, and 100pct satisfied.
 
Old 11-06-2009, 06:50 AM   #3
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Mac... Well, that's another world and I don't think it can provide many advantages of *nix world. They pay attention to how software (interface actually) should be designed to be really useful. Macs do what most people need. Kudos. But at the very least, adding/deleting/extending/shrinking LVM partitions in seconds is something else.

I don't think my Kompozer problem is a bug. I believe, KDE file managers somehow think that when I drag and drop those pics into Kompozer, I intend to put the filesystem locations, not the pictures themselves. This explanation fits if you think Kompozer Win and Linux versions are compiled from the same source code. Kompozer does the same thing regardless of the desktop environment; it just puts in whatever came by drag 'n drop. It's the desktop environment who decides this.

Changing this behaivor of Dolphin (or Konqueror, whichever you prefer) could be a solution -of course I'm no KDE developer and I don't know the implications of this, if this originates from KDE, or even if it is possible.

By the way, I started using kompozer's own simple file manager at the left pane. Can't see thumbnails but it's faster than the usual way. Not as fast as it could be with drag 'n dropping from anywhere on my system of course.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 06:35 PM   #4
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Wink kompozer v. 0.7.10 has drag and drop >v. 0.8 has not it seems

It seems as the problem with drag and drop is in the version of kompozer.
v. 0.7.10 has drag and drop
The 0.8 versions are made on new code, which seems not to include drag and drop ?
In ubuntu 8.04 v. 0.7.10 has dd
In ubuntu 9.04 v. 0.7.10 has dd, but does not work otherwise because of the gtk version
 
Old 11-10-2009, 12:15 AM   #5
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It seems as the problem with drag and drop is in the version of kompozer.
v. 0.7.10 has drag and drop
The 0.8 versions are made on new code, which seems not to include drag and drop ?
In ubuntu 8.04 v. 0.7.10 has dd
In ubuntu 9.04 v. 0.7.10 has dd, but does not work otherwise because of the gtk version
if it is buggy, please inform the creator of hte package, or better patch them greetings
 
  


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