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Implemented Post ID Permalink Copy To Clipboard?

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by James, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. James

    James Well-Known Member

    When clicking a post ID permalink, it just refreshes the page and takes you to that post which seems redundant for the user. Wouldn't it make more sense to copy the link to clipboard when clicked so that it can be pasted elsewhere?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Well it does reload the page with the url in the address bar which can then be copied and pasted.
     
  3. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I guess it works in the sense where it gives you the URL and takes you to your previous location.
    *plays the performance card*
    Saving the page reload = more efficient. It'd be a lot more user-friendly if it was copied too. Saves the right click > copy link or the click > reload > address bar > copy.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Manipulating the clipboard via JS is usually limited for security reasons. Additionally, I'd certainly be confused if clicking a link (with no indication that's what it was doing) replaced my clipboard.

    It doesn't actually reload the page either, just shifts you to that anchor and updates the URL.
     
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  5. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    clicking the permalink in the first post of the thread reloads the page at my end. because it does not have a # i guess.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That is the permalink for the first post in the thread.
     
  7. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    For the reasons already stated, no.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Good point.
    Only clicking on the permalink in the first post in the thread reloads the page.
     
  9. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

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  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  11. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    righto. i am just worried of course about situations when some of these threads and posts would be merged/moved to other threads/forums... these permalinks might not work at all. but then i have already received a response regarding that from the devs.
     
  12. mizter1nho

    mizter1nho Well-Known Member

    SWF + JS = Good working.
     
  13. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I don't think they want to use flash unless they absolutely have to.
     
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Does the new overlay when clicking the permalink fulfil this suggestion?
     
  15. James

    James Well-Known Member

    It'll do ;)

    Call it implemented :)
     

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