March 29, 2017, 7:56pm
IE10+ (although this document indicates some support was there from IE5.5+).
Google Chrome 43+ (~April 2015)
Mozilla Firefox 41+ (shipping ~September 2015)
Opera 29+ (based on Chromium 42, ~April 2015)
@techAPJ if this is working in all browsers now we could auto-copy the link when the share dialog is popped. Might even be useful on touch devices…
At this time, reply as a related topic is still hidden behind the share icon.
That’s the biggest reason I have to click on the link icon at the bottom of the post, and I’d rather not have my clipboard messed with, as it’s likely to have content I intend to use the reply I’m posting.
Allen, as Spock once said to Kirk, and then in a 2009 reboot as Kirk said to Spock, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”.
I’m all for a copy function. That’s not the issue.
Moving the Reply as Linked topic out of the Share widget would be even better.
March 30, 2017, 5:55am
@watchmanmonitor, please don’t auto-copy…I’d be very disappointed if the contents in my clipboard were erased due to clicking a button (that doesn’t say or imply copy) on Discourse.
I’d much prefer an explicit button (à la
bit.ly and other sites I cannot think of at the moment).
If we need a “button” then why not…
… use the “button” that is already there?
March 30, 2017, 6:10am
I could be wrong, but the way I interpreted the OP was a request for an explicit button. Essentially reducing the current 3 clicks to 2 clicks.
Both of your suggestions require three clicks: click share than either right click then left click, or hold then tap.
You can always right click the timestamp at upper right to get the link to a post as well. That’s one “click”.
And tap-and-hold is just two “taps”, not three. Tap one, expand the share dialog, tap-and-hold on the link is two.
March 31, 2017, 12:45pm
I might be an edge case here but my tendency on desktop is to hit “#” and then enter (takes me to the top), cmd+L and then cmd+C. To me it’s a lot quicker to stay on the keyboard and skip the mouse entirely.
On mobile, I tap the time (just above the URL in the address bar) to get to the top, tap the timestamp of the post, tap/hold the link, and hit copy.
Both of those are when I’m trying to share the topic and not necessarily a post. When sharing a post I skip the process of getting to the top on both. It’s all the same at that point. But I should also point out that I don’t worry about the
?u=joebuhlig string at the end of the url either.
March 31, 2017, 4:51pm
Which button are you referring to?
I have an idea “the button” is the
at the bottom of each post. I wonder if this mockup @tophee had in mind:
I went off on a tangent because this solution knocks the current “Reply” button out of the link box.
I feel it doesn’t really belong there anyway… I’m clicking "link to this article’ not “reply with quote”
I found the topic which is most relevant to my sidebar comment:
Solving the reply-as-linked-topic need would simplify the
usage which is the heart of the current topic.
This just gets worse and worse. For such a small thing (seriously, count the actions saved here, it is
at best one) it is a giant sandwich.
April 2, 2017, 10:26am
This is exactly what I had in mind. Thanks for visualizing it. I even agree that the “+ New Topic” is not particularly well placed (nor well-labelled), but whether or not to move it is unrelated to this topic (so whoever wants to discuss that, please use that button to do so).
April 4, 2017, 6:53pm
PR for it here:
This feature is not supported on all browsers though. Here is the result from my testing on various OS:
Latest Safari on macOS
Latest Chrome on macOS
Latest Chromium on macOS
IE11 on Windows 10
Latest Chrome on Android 5
Latest Safari on iOS 10
Does not work on:
Latest Firefox on macOS
Edge 14 on Windows 10
April 4, 2017, 8:35pm
What about we only auto-copy on the share dialog on the
button, and don’t copy on the dialog on the timestamp?
Except that the “reply” button is currently in the way. The reply button was shoved in to this placement to make way for the current sidebar system.
currently serves two purposes (share and reply), so it can’t-not get addressed here.
Please, this… Right now I have to select the text I want to talk about, then go and click the "
New Topic" button.
Auto-copying when I click on
has this workflow going from bad to worse.
@techapj I thought we understood not to take any action on this for now as the benefits are minimal and the risk is high.
April 5, 2017, 1:43am
@techAPJ only made a PR, not a commit - so nothing’s in Discourse yet.
April 5, 2017, 1:45am
Okay, got it. I learned a lot in the process, so I believe it was time well spent.
Yep, closing the PR for now.