QtWebEngine vs QtWebKit context menu (2)



  • I posted a question about a change in behaviour from QtWebKit to QtWebEngine which is upsetting my users in the QtWebKit sub-forum at https://forum.qt.io/topic/84651/qtwebengine-vs-qtwebkit-context-menu back on 1 Nov.

    Since I didn't receive any reply there, which is unusual in these helpful forums, I am taking the liberty of posting this "bump" here in case anyone who would care to answer it missed it.... ?


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    Hi,

    As an alternative, did you consider @Konstantin-Tokarev QtWebKit reboot ?



  • @SGaist
    No, I just wish to know whether it is indeed the case that the right-click menu for applying simple styles to selected text is indeed absent in Qt WebEngine or whether there is anything I can do about it?



  • @SGaist
    I am still left in a situation where, if I select text and right-click to bring up a context menu:

    • Under QtWebKit I am offered items to change the selection's font.
    • Under QtWebEngine I am not offered any font changing items.

    I know nothing about these technologies, so I am looking for a statement along the lines of: "this behaviour has nothing to do with Qt itself, the context menu features like these are built into WebKit or WebEngine/Chromium themselves", if that is the case?

    Furthermore, under QtWebEngine I thought http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qwebengineview.html#contextMenuEvent would allow me to deal with this. However, although the docs do not mention this, I believe that such context menu events are only fired if no text is selected, i.e. the context menu event is against the "background" page; once text is selected, instead the WebKit/Engine view handles the context menu itself. Is this correct too?

    Thank you.


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