PR 6362: Add Mod info to copied About string

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PR 6362: Add Mod info to copied About string

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https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/pull/6362

As @kunda1/luzpaz has requested many times :D this PR adds some info about installed Mods when you click the "Copy to clipboard" button in About FreeCAD.
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Re: PR 6362: Add Mod info to copied About string

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Could that be made to include the Code tags?

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OS: Windows 8.1 Version 6.3 (Build 9600)
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.20.27517 +1 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: (HEAD detached at chennes/aboutFreeCADAddonInfo)
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Python 3.8.8, Qt 5.15.2, Coin 4.0.1, OCC 7.5.3
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Re: PR 6362: Add Mod info to copied About string

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chennes wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:19 am this PR adds some info about installed Mods when you click the "Copy to clipboard" button in About FreeCAD.
This will make a horrible mess on the forum. Bad idea.

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kisolre wrote: Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:30 am Could that be made to include the Code tags?
Certainly. @GeneFC do you think that would mitigate your concern? The display of code in the forums will automatically cut off, as it did with @kisolre's post above.
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Re: PR 6362: Add Mod info to copied About string

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It seems rather unnecessary to add all that stuff to the vast majority of forum posts. It is quite rare that some added module is the cause of a problem that is addressed here.

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Re: PR 6362: Add Mod info to copied About string

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Maybe adding a new button to about, or a checkbox to "add additional infos" to the "About copied text".

It may not be frequent, but it is not rare that someone came here, requesting help, after having seen many "video tutorial" and having modified some aspect of the interface, asking for help on doing thins or "reporting a bug", or more often simply saying "it is not working".

Sometimes he is using some Macro or External WB.

I have has recently some problem having "detached" the "Combo View" clicking in a wrong place and having to ask "how to make things work as usual", the answer was in the wiki, but only after being addressed to the wiki page I have found it, it is not an immediate things to retrieve some informations about a complex program like FC, even for someone that is not a "newbie".

If the question is "legitimate" is difficult and trying to guess if it a "spam question" only done to make some "noise" or to give the impression that "FC sucks", or really having to cope with an "absolute beginners" is very difficult, but in some cases, above infos are interesting.

One answer could be "Post a MWE, a FCstd file and 'About' information" if not question remain unanswered, as some other help forums do. (Mainly in Latex help forum this is seem an established policy, and usually will make "spam question" at a "low level").

But maybe this is OT, sorry for the noise.

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