Problem Editing Text in Sidebar Widgets (3 posts)

  1. PaulWoodford
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Back when sidebar widgets was a plugin, I could use normal editing commands to change or rearrange text in a widget text box (highlighting lines or blocks of text to copy & paste elsewhere, etc).

    But now that widgets have been incorporated into the newer WP releases, I can no longer use those commands. To delete a line of text I must backspace through it, letter by letter. If I want to move a line of text from one place to another, I actually have to delete the original line, then type it all over again into the new location - there's no copy/paste function available.

    I have one sidebar text widget that I constantly update (my Netflix movie queue), and this is getting fairly annoying.

    Thanks for any help!

  2. scrappycats
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ME tooo that is why I came here. I really need to be able to highlight my code in the text widgets and copy --It gets to be a pain.

  3. notjustamama
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have the same problem and it is super annoying. I read on another post you can do this with FireFox but that it's still really slow. There must be a way they can fix this....

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