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Be able to copy/paste whole tables, without selecting anything else on the page
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Description

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create a new page and insert a table (nothing else).
  2. Use the mouse to select that table.
  3. Copy it and paste it on the page.
  4. Discover that you can't copy and paste tables.

The kludge of selecting some additional page content on both sides of the table and then, after pasting, removing that extra stray content, isn't intuitive and can't be done anyway if there's no other content on the page.

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Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)
Whatamidoing-WMF raised the priority of this task from to Normal.

Change 265660 had a related patch set uploaded (by Esanders):
Multi-cell table copy and paste

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/265660

Change 265660 merged by jenkins-bot:
Tables: Multi-cell copy and paste

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/265660

Jdforrester-WMF closed this task as Resolved.Jan 28 2016, 8:42 PM
Jdforrester-WMF assigned this task to Esanders.
Jdforrester-WMF set Security to None.
Jdforrester-WMF edited a custom field.

Admittedly this requires selecting the whole table which may not be the best UI for larger tables, but the basic ability is there. (Pro-tip: You can use CTRL+A in a table)