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Feature #1055

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Add share entries to the WebView context menus

Added by B DuBois 10 months ago. Updated 7 months ago.

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Closed
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Next Release
Start date:
08/07/2023
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Would you consider adding a Share Link item to the long press menu that appears when long pressing a link?
Thank you.

Actions #1

Updated by B DuBois 10 months ago

That is, a Share URL option, which offers a different collection of apps than the Open with App option

Actions #2

Updated by Soren Stoutner 10 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Soren Stoutner

I have thought about doing so in the past, but haven't for the following reasons.

1. I have a hard time imagining wanting share a URL with someone when I haven't visited the URL myself first.
2. If you share the URL from the context menu, the system will only have access to the URL, not the page title. Most of the advantages of sharing the URL through the share menu is that it includes the title, either combined into one string in the Share Message option, or split into two fields in the Share URL option (which allows the title to go into the subject of an email and the URL to go into the body).
3. Given the limitation of point 2 above, adding a share option would be no different than the Copy URL option that already exists. Any implementation I could create would not be any easier than selecting Copy URL, opening up whatever other app is desired, and pasting the URL.

If you can walk me through a workflow that isn't addressed by what is written above I would be happy to consider it.

Actions #3

Updated by B DuBois 10 months ago

For example, sending the url to a script that edits it, and then opens the modified url in the browser.
Incidentally, just spot checking, all my other Android browsers have a Share option in the context menu that appears when long pressing a link.

Actions #4

Updated by Soren Stoutner 10 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to New
  • Priority changed from 3.x to Next Release

That is a use case that makes sense that I had not considered. Thanks for pointing it out.

I will add a share option to the context menu for the next release.

Actions #5

Updated by ask low 7 months ago

If you're on Android version >= 13, copying the url automatically shows a bottom popup of the text, with an additional button to share it, for a brief 4 to 5 seconds of copying the text.

It's called Clipboard Pop Up.
https://miro.medium.com/v2/resize:fit:828/format:webp/1*Y2b3OrNbIghTZOigUzF0fg.png

Actions #6

Updated by Soren Stoutner 7 months ago

  • Subject changed from Add Share Link to the long press menu to Add share entries to the WebView context menus
  • Status changed from New to Closed
Actions #7

Updated by ask low 7 months ago

Tbh, it wasn't needed anyways. As I mentioned below, higher versions allow sharing the clipboard text as soon as copied it.

Actions #8

Updated by Soren Stoutner 7 months ago

I think it was important to implement for two reasons.

1. Lots of users are not on Android >= 13. The minimum API is currently 24 (Android 7).

2. The method you described in #note-5 adds an extra tap. That is fine for periodic usage, but would become annoying if you wanted to pass every link through an app like Léon.

https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.svenjacobs.app.leon/

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