To be able to function properly, the extension needs to monitor when tabs are changed in the browser. The add-on is an open source project and the code is freely available at github. For the most part I had to use the keyboard to copy and paste on the sites I used to test the extension. Highlighting and right clicking with the mouse to copy rarely functioned.
Opera is the most consistent browser in allowing right click and copy using this add-on. If you run into websites that don't allow you to copy or paste into fields give this extension a try. Get it here:. You can find more Tech Treats here. Comments Why was it necessary for the addon author to name his creation with a vulgar title? Would it not have conveyed the same message with "Don't mess with paste"? I am sure many more would be willing to install his app with this tamer title. Personally, I am unwilling to install with its present naming.
Have we really stooped this low for this to be acceptable? I can't speak to the developers intent. I see that particular word many places I wouldn't expect to see it - a cookbook title comes to mind, and other titles. I see it increasingly used in the titles of articles from mainstream sites, which surprises me.
Some websites are just too annoying to be bothered with. You log in with a complex 25 character password and then to download something, they insist you prove your not a robot by taking that dopey test.
It offers to generate a strong password for you. If you use it, it will generate a password and autofill both password fields. The issue I had with the password generator was that the generated password threw up the message "Password must contain at least one special character". It would seem their password generator doesn't know it's supposed to insert a special character when generating strong passwords.
If you're using Firefox, changing the clipboard events entry in about:config will unblock copy and paste in fields. If you're wondering like I was why you want to DISABLE these when you're trying to get them working it's because these enable the website code to see them.
So hiding them from the website code leaves them for you to use. I think. I gave up and used Windows "snipping tool" to capture an image of it, then capture2text, to OCR the image to text.
That worked, but unfortunate I had to do it that way. Most of the ones I've run into are people wanting to protect their content such as photos, artwork etc. I respect that. I don't copy that type of content but I do copy snippets of text if there's a tip or trick or something useful. I keep it with the URL where I found it. Disabling right click for that purpose isn't much of a deterrent because there are so many ways around it. Exactly rhiannon. Failing which, I would activate the Developer tools and select an element in the webpage shortcut: Ctrl-Shift-C , whatever text shown on the webpage can then be copied from within the inspector, either in Chrome or Firefox.
Thanks for all that. I'm using firefox, so I am not sure if there's a similar addon. I haven't searched. And right click was disabled. That stymied me for a while. Thanks for reminding me that I don't have to be stymied by right click! Now on this particular webpage, the data I wanted to copy was in a table. And the table was circuitously designed.
The first column was its own div. And each cell was a whole table nested within several div layers. And the 2nd and 3rd columns were another div, and each row of the 2nd two columns was a table of 1 row and 2 columns, and again each of these tables nested within several layers of divs. So without finding each cell individually and copying its text, this was not going to help.
It was a page of code containing 1 word of text. The complex html code was using positioning, so that the first column and second column were superimposed in my temp file which was missing the css positioning. Kind of a mess. Thanks for the how-to. What steps did anyone succeed with installing this into Opera? Any help? Have you enabled Chrome extensions in Opera? The only difference is that the copy and paste fields are blocked - if they were not blocked, they would behave the same way a field does. Unblocking the fieled doesn't, to the best of my knowledge, increase the standard risk of copying and pasting into a field.
It's like a door - if the door is open, you can walk through it. Especially if someone else has the same problem. I have this same problem. I have no problem with Chrome or Safari. If there is a problem on other sites, then it's likely Firefox.
Hi fsam48, did this problem just start recently? When I test using right-click > Copy Image on some sample images in web pages, Yahoo can right-click (on Mac Ctrl+click) a blank area of the page and choose View Page Info > Security. Quick clarification: I can't paste in text from the system clipboard that was copied outside of FireFox. I can copy new text from within FireFox and it will replace the.
If the problem is only on one site. How many times do I have to keep saying that there is no pboard on my Mac? Yet I keep getting suggestions that I should find it and do whatever Can you at least tell me why I don't have pboard and where I can get it? Will it work in my Mac or is that some obsolete program that is no longer used in Mac OS? The Activity Monitor has its own search bar and in this search bar you need to type pboard to locate this specific application in the Activity Monitor.
This is a system component and it is quite likely that you won't find it as a file or application. I did find the pboard and did as you said and not change.
More reads you might like. Already have an account? Have we really stooped this low for this to be acceptable? Some websites use way too much Flash content, and loading and playing all of that uses up your computer's resources, especially if you keep a lot of tabs open. I tried this on OSX with version
I still can't past text in a youtube blog. This problem seems only with YouTube. I can cut and past here with no problem, only YouTube. The latest release of FF fixed the problem but broke something else. I'm beginning to doubt FF is worth all these problems.
Home Support Forum Firefox Can't paste text anywhere into Support Forum. This thread was archived. Please ask a new question if you need help. Chosen solution Ok, so it turns out it it's a macOS High Sierra issue and not a FireFox issue so I'm closing this out and will start troubleshooting elsewhere. Read this answer in context 0. Question tools Get email updates when anybody replies.
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