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Opening Layer's property panel copies layer name into clipboard

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I'm using a Windows 7 x64, Paint.NET v3.5.10 (Final Release compilación 3.510.4297.28964) (Yeah, in spanish u.u)

Repro steps:

- Open Paint.net and create a new working area. It doesn't matter the size or anything, just use the default one.

- Open a text editor (like notepad). Write something like "Hello, this is a text". Select it and copy it to the clipboard (Ctrl+C)

- Check that the text was copied correctly (paste it somewhere!)

- In Paint.net, open the layer's panel (F7)

- Double click a layer to open the properties panel.

- Attempt to paste the copied text.

- Check that it pastes the layer's name instead.

- Go to the previously opened text editor and paste there. You will find that the pasted text is the name of the layer.


- Opening the Layer's propertiy panel should not copy the layer's name to the clipboard.

I hope all this makes sense,


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This is a normal behave in windows, Double click means copy, and Rick has explained this before but I can't recall where exactly.

I'm not sure if it's "normal" (certainly doesn't seem like it should be). It is an artifact of the text label control. I'm not sure if it's part of the OS' control implementation (e.g. all Windows apps) or some bug in the Windows Forms wrapper around that (e.g. .NET Framework).

But yeah this behavior is gone in 4.0.

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That is a good workaround for the time being, thank you!

Pressing F4 is one alternative method of opening the Layer Properites dialog.

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