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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 28, 2023

ACS Automatic Copy function should not require the trim rectangle to remain

In ACS, turning on "Automatic Copy" from the Edit --> Preferences --> Edit --> Cut/Copy tab also forces "Trim Rectangle remains after edit function" in the Trim tab to be turned on. I submitted a support case and I was told this is the intended behavior of the function, but I disagree as this was not the case in the old iSeries Access for Windows software.

In the old iSeries Access for Windows software, with "Automatic Copy" turned on and "Trim Rectangle remains" turned off, selecting text on the screen would automatically copy it to the clipboard and the trim rectangle would disappear immediately. This is the desired functionality. In ACS, the 2 settings are linked together and they cannot be toggled separately. Turning on "Automatic Copy" also turns on "Trim Rectangle remains" and turning off "Trim Rectangle remains" also turns off "Automatic Copy". Selecting text in ACS with "Automatic Copy" does copy it to the clipboard, but the selection rectangle remains. I then have to click somewhere else to get the selection rectangle to go away. If I have to perform extra clicks to get the selection rectangle to disappear, I might as well just do a Control-C instead which defeats the whole point of Automatic Copy.

Please allow "Automatic Copy" to be turned on without also turning on "Trim Rectangle remains" so it behaves as it did in the old iSeries Access for Windows software.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2023
    We have added this to our next update which will be available in December 2023.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Aug 30, 2023
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). We understand the request and will consider it for a future update though no commitment is made nor implied.

    IBM Power Systems Development