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Mouse won't select text in View:PageStyle:NoStyle

Post by moonbob69 » 2020-08-13, 21:10

View:PageStyle:NoStyle is the best thing about using PM to deal with pages that won't stop displaying ads or more images or other stuff that covers their content.

However PM 28.12.0 now sometimes won't select text (for copying) for certain pages in that view. Such as deccanherald.com, repaintnow.com. In the later case, the menu item Edit:SelectAll did work to select the text in that view. (In general, SelectAll results in too much to edit.)

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Re: Mouse won't select text in View:PageStyle:NoStyle

Post by Moonchild » 2020-08-13, 21:29

Not all pages will display or function well if you forcefully remove display and layout styling. I'm afraid there's very little that can be done about it.
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Re: Mouse won't select text in View:PageStyle:NoStyle

Post by adesh » 2020-08-14, 03:11

Repaintnow says it's content is protected so it doesn't let you select text when you double-click on the text content.
But I did not face any issue selecting on the Deccan Herald website.
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Re: Mouse won't select text in View:PageStyle:NoStyle

Post by moonbob69 » 2020-08-14, 05:11

Moonchild wrote:
2020-08-13, 21:29
Not all pages will display or function well
Going back several years, Viewing in PageStyle:NoStyle was never displayed well, but at least it displayed something.
adesh wrote:
2020-08-14, 03:11
says it's content is protected so it doesn't let you select text
I never knew about right-click; I always thought the main problem with selecting (or even looking) in certain pages with regular page style was that scripts were still moving stuff around. On pages that simply wouldn't select, I thought it was because of a competing Mouseover function. On repaintnow.com, protected content (at least in PageStyle:NoStyle) can still be copied with Edit:SelectAll.

What I'm trying to understand is what in these pages allows PM28.12.0 to lose mouse select ability compared to PM29.9.3 and earlier where there was never a problem selecting while in PageStyle:NoStyle.

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Re: Mouse won't select text in View:PageStyle:NoStyle

Post by moonbat » 2020-08-14, 06:09

Will flipping dom.event.contextmenu.enabled to false help in this situation?
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Re: Mouse won't select text in View:PageStyle:NoStyle

Post by adesh » 2020-08-14, 07:38

moonbob69 wrote:
2020-08-14, 05:11
What I'm trying to understand is what in these pages allows PM28.12.0 to lose mouse select ability compared to PM29.9.3 and earlier where there was never a problem selecting while in PageStyle:NoStyle.
I can select text just fine in 28.12 version. See the screenshots.

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