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Cannot select text on the sprint stories page

Christopher Johnson 9 years ago updated by Matthew O'Riordan (Founder) 9 years ago 2
It is not possible for me to select any text on the sprint stories page. This is annoying. If I see there is an error in a card, I would like to copy the ID and send it to the guy maintaining the cards. Normally I would select, copy and paste. You have some css setting to block that. The browser I'm using is Chrome on osx.

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Hi Chris

This is unfortunately an interesting problem.  The reason you cannot select text is intentional because the primary action within this view is to drag and drop items.  If we enable the selection of text, then when you try and drag and drop you may unintentionally end up selecting text instead of dragging and dropping.  To be honest, I think allowing text to be selected would be at the detriment of most users.

However, saying that, we're planning on introducing a feature whereby you can edit stories from within the sprint view.  When we introduce this, you could click on the edit button, select the text, and close the edit window.  Would that work for you?

Matt
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Hi Chris

This is unfortunately an interesting problem.  The reason you cannot select text is intentional because the primary action within this view is to drag and drop items.  If we enable the selection of text, then when you try and drag and drop you may unintentionally end up selecting text instead of dragging and dropping.  To be honest, I think allowing text to be selected would be at the detriment of most users.

However, saying that, we're planning on introducing a feature whereby you can edit stories from within the sprint view.  When we introduce this, you could click on the edit button, select the text, and close the edit window.  Would that work for you?

Matt
So on a related note, it seems I am not able to edit the cards at all, which is why I needed to copy the ID to send it to the guy. If I could edit the card from within the sprint view that would have solved the original use case.

Original use case:
While looking at items I notice a spelling error and would like to fix it. I should be able to edit the card directly.
Great, we can certainly provide a solution for this.  We'll bundle this into our digital scrum boards release, and I'll be in touch when this feature is added.
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Hi Chris

This is unfortunately an interesting problem.  The reason you cannot select text is intentional because the primary action within this view is to drag and drop items.  If we enable the selection of text, then when you try and drag and drop you may unintentionally end up selecting text instead of dragging and dropping.  To be honest, I think allowing text to be selected would be at the detriment of most users.

However, saying that, we're planning on introducing a feature whereby you can edit stories from within the sprint view.  When we introduce this, you could click on the edit button, select the text, and close the edit window.  Would that work for you?

Matt