Author Topic: Unable to delete text in textfields on configuration menu  (Read 818 times)

Dave

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Unable to delete text in textfields on configuration menu
« on: September 02, 2017, 11:08:30 pm »
OS: Debian 9.0 (Stretch) Stable
Confidant Mail Version: confidantmail_0.41-1.deb

Did two fresh install on two machines running Debian, and had the same behavior on Confidant mail's configuration menu.
On any tab within the configuration menu,  pressing backspace will not delete any text that was typed into pretty much any text field that requires users to enter something.

One workaround is to use the mouse to select  text already in the text field (Ctrl+A doesn't work) and type again to overwrite.

Thankfully, I was able to delete text while composing email.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2017, 11:10:03 pm by Dave »

Mike

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Re: Unable to delete text in textfields on configuration menu
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 01:20:32 am »
What version of wxwidgets/wxpython do you have? I know older versions are fairly broken on some platforms. Version 3.0.2.0 is preferable. That is definitely a wxpython problem because my text fields are just regular wxpython text entry fields with no special handling by CM.

Dave

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Re: Unable to delete text in textfields on configuration menu
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 11:57:48 am »
I'm running Python 2.7.13 and using wxPython '3.0.2.0 gtk2 (classic)'
ya, CM doesn't seem to do any special handling to field inputs, so I guessed that it has something to do with a library rather than CM.
Just reported for fyi.

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Re: Unable to delete text in textfields on configuration menu
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 06:34:13 am »
Hi Mike, is there another solution to this issue? Dave's workaround doesn't seem to do anything for me.

Mike

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Re: Unable to delete text in textfields on configuration menu
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 01:41:51 pm »
If you run the wxpython demo (demo.py) do you get the same problem?
This does sound like a wxpython library problem. If you have CM up please contact me in CM.