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summary: Extra fidelity in copy and paste operations
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.

Extra features in pasting. Perhaps PuTTY could somehow remember which on-screen spaces had been output as the result of a tab character, and which were genuine spaces, and reproduce that when copying to the clipboard. Likewise, perhaps, trailing spaces. Also, since we now allow RTF pasting, perhaps it could paste style information (bold, italic etc) alongside the actual text.

Update: Since r6555 pasting in RTF now includes colour and style information.

Probably at least some of these features will want to be configurable off, since I can imagine them causing trouble in some situations.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2006-02-13 22:22:33 +0000)