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Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:08 pm Post

Some of the only info that can't be copied and pasted from the About dialog is the version. That is the info that a user will most likely want to copy and paste (as into a signature or a forum post). For example, I'd include the build number in my signature, but don't feel like manually memorizing the number and typing it in.
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:39 pm Post

Just click on the version number in the "About" panel and it will automatically be copied to your pasteboard.

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Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:02 pm Post

That's great, but unless someone knows about that, it doesn't help. IOW, it's not "obvious" nor "discoverable." Also, copying over what's in the clipboard without the user's knowledge isn't great.
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:32 pm Post

You wanted to be able to copy the version number. You can.
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:32 pm Post

It is discoverable in the manual:

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Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:46 pm Post

In a practical sense, most users will not find that information. I did not. Ask 100 users whether they know how to to copy the version number to the clipboard, and I'll be surprise if ten do.

However, if the text is selectable, most will figure it out, and nothing in the 893 page manual will be necessary.

Please take this as constructive criticism and procrastinating on my part (I should be writing).
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