[chandler-users] Re: chandler-users Digest, Vol 12, Issue 15
jeffrey at osafoundation.org
Thu Dec 20 14:37:35 PST 2007
> The workflow technique you described works nicely.
> So does the copy/cut and paste only work on text in text fields?
> Will it ever work on items like calendar items?
That's an excellent question! I was wishing for this feature myself
just last week.
In the Chandler world, copy/paste and duplicate mean two different
things. The functionality you're looking for is what we call duplicate,
because you're taking one item and creating an entirely new item similar
to the original. We used to have menu items for duplicate, but we don't
actually have that functionality working right now, so we removed the menus.
What copy/paste on items does today in Chandler is to allow you to put
an item into a different collection. You can get the same behavior by
dragging an item into a collection. Items that live in multiple
collections simultaneously are the same item, not duplicates, so when
you change the item anywhere, that's reflected everywhere.
The reason copy/paste didn't do anything for you is because the item you
pasted was already in the selected collection. Probably when people try
this, we ought to pop up a warning message, explaining the difference
between copy/paste and duplicate. But first, we need to get duplicate
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