Mail (the email client for Windows 10), has a loading bar for pasting text.
Someone saw that pasting text takes a long time, and instead of thinking 'OMG, we pasted text in the 80's without a problem', they decided to write a loading animation in, so that people would understand the paste is coming.
This is beyond parody.
The paste api is making sure the text is safe, by downloading the latest rules engine, that requires dotnet franework 4.9 :P
@malin If it's plain text it should by all means work unless pasting is disabled in the field, but then it shouldn't get that far. Copied text at times has hidden formatting junk, though. Paste it into a plain text editor like Notepad or Notepad++ to remove the junk.
@malin Oh, geez. I just read your first post and had no IDEA. You're right, that's completely unacceptable!
@malin I swear there's like a trend in tech that just likes to waste everyone's time with loading animations. Possibly even for devs who have to wait for the loading to finish so they can see if a thing looks good.
Curious Cat and Misskey come to mind.
Well, waiting for some clipboard with a recent linux mint...look here:
echo "hello hamburg"> some_very_little_textfile
xclip -selection clipboard <some_very_little_textfile
and then ctrl-D the terminal.
on a i7/ssd/16GB without load you wait around 3 seconds
@wuffel I have no idea why you're writing an 'echo' output to disk.
> echo "hello hamburg" | xclip -i
@malin the same kind of programmer who in this year of twenty twenty-one still requires that an email address be copied as a hyperlink with "mailto:" prepended
and also doesn't automatically strip that when you paste it in the "To" field of an email
@malin not sure howbit works on Windows, but pasting can be quite complex. For example, in Wayland, the copied stuff is still stored by the program from which you copied it, and the "actual clipboard" only contains a reference to it. So when you copy from program A and paste to B, program B asks program A to send the clipboard content in one of the formats B supports, and waits for A to respond with the content
Of course this is no excuse for pasting to take so much time.
"Das Internet ist kaputt! Die Welt dreht sich nicht mehr!"
Originale Fehlermeldung an IT-Abteilung.
Befund: die animierte Grafik beim Internetexplorer war defekt und sonst nichts!
edge browser says it converts link copies to user friendly titles by default. would it have been better to set a copy title option?
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