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Multiple objects named 'Clipboard' [issue] 6 months ago #193348

  • hugly
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It could be that this has been reported already, but I'm not sure.

Export a project backup and restore. Perform a command which uses the clipboard. Two "Clipboards" with differnt cookies are present. To create more objects named "Clipboard" create an archive of the restored project, restore it, and execute a command which uses the clipboard, and so on.

In my view, the major problem is that it isn't obvious from metadata which one is the "real thing". Selecting and deleting all "Clipboards" leaves the one we need, but what if the user has accidentally renamed the clipboard.

Personally, I would find it beneficial if automatically created copies of the clipboard would be named as such e.g. "Clipboard(copy-001)","Clipboard(copy-002)",... Adding "Clipboard" instead of "Sequence" to "Type" metadata would help to identify the clipboard quickly in List view, currently "Type" says "Sequence" for all, the real clipboard and the copies. It might be true that the clipboard is technically very similar to a sequence, but logically it isn't.

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A side note: It's still possible to rename the clipboard which is maybe a nice gimmick, but can possibly lead to confusion when searching.
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Last Edit: 6 months ago by hugly.

Re: Multiple objects named 'Clipboard' [issue] 6 months ago #193350

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I vaguely recall reporting that issue in about 1992 or 1993. Different development team, same issue.
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Re: Multiple objects named 'Clipboard' [issue] 6 months ago #193360

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To create more objects named "Clipboard" create an archive of the restored project, restore it, and execute a command which uses the clipboard

That's now fixed (in the next build) for new archives

It's still possible to rename the clipboard

That's now fixed (in the next build)
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Re: Multiple objects named 'Clipboard' [issue] 6 months ago #193363

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Thank you.

Something OT: Has also been fixed, that the restoration of a project from an archive creates an additional "Room #1"?
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Re: Multiple objects named 'Clipboard' [issue] 6 months ago #193369

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Has also been fixed, that the restoration of a project from an archive creates an additional "Room #1"?

That will be a separate issue, unfortunately. I've made a note.
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Re: Multiple objects named 'Clipboard' [issue] 1 month, 2 weeks ago #201136

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Something OT: Has also been fixed, that the restoration of a project from an archive creates an additional "Room #1"?

That's now fixed (in the next build)
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