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CTRL+C does not copy ruler value like it says in documentation
Confirmed, LowPublicBUG


System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.18362 64 Bits
Graphics card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 Intel 4.5.0 - Build

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 16), branch: master, commit date: 2019-12-04 11:32, hash: rBf1aa4d18d49d
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Official documentation claims that pressing CTRL+C will copy a ruler's value.
I was unable to reproduce this result.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

Failure 1 (Edit mode):

Create any mesh object.
type t to open the tools.
Select measuring tape tool.
click close to a vertex to snap the measuring tape's first point to it.
hold CTRL and click near another vertex to measure the distance between them.
You get measurement.
Press CTRL+C.
Attempt to paste this value in a field. It will fail regardless of what mode you are in.

Failure 2 (Object mode):

Verify that this fails in object mode as well by measuring any space in object mode and as soon as you see the measurement, press CTRL+C. Attempt to paste this value in a field. It will fail.

Event Timeline

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) changed the task status from Needs Triage to Confirmed.Mon, Jan 13, 1:45 PM
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) triaged this task as Low priority.

Can confirm.

This seems like a relic of the old Ruler/Probotator from 2.79.
Codewise, there is nothing relating in km_3d_view_tool_measure and also elswhere, so it looks like this functionality just vanished...

@Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) : are you aware (guess you are)? Do you want this back (port functionality from 2.79 and add to keymap)? Otherwise we'd probably just need to update documentation (remove Ctrl-C Copies the rulers value to the clipboard.)
Note these two are also irrelevant now:

  • Esc Exit tool.
  • Return Saves the rulers for the next time the tool is activated.

Keeping open for now (with low prio)

I will update documentation when we decide whether to back port the feature

Bastien Montagne (mont29) changed the subtype of this task from "Report" to "Bug".Wed, Jan 22, 10:13 AM