Bug #4479

pasting text

Added by Filip Verloove over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Completed - Requires ReviewStart date:2015-11-06
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Support Team% Done:


Category:-Estimated time:1.00 hour
Target version:-
Scratchpads URL:http://alienplantsbelgium.be/#


I refer to issue 4775

This is really annoying. Pasting text from a Word document was not an issue up to some weeks ago. Why has it changed? Even if Ctr V works you loose every editing.

I would like to use the buttons as I did before.


#1 Updated by Dimitrios Koureas over 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to Ben Scott
  • Estimated time set to 1.00

This is confirmed in other sites too. (e.g. http://thymus.myspecies.info)

Once the user clicks in the tinyMCE editor the paste option becomes unavailable and cannot be used. This prevents carrying over text from other editors into Scratchpads.

See http://thymus.myspecies.info/#overlay=node/2007/edit%3Fdestination%3Dadmin/content/spm

#2 Updated by Ben Scott over 2 years ago

Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do about this as it's a new security feature implemented by the browser. Essentially they've decided a website should not have access to the contents of a user's clipboard - so the tinyMCE editor disables the paste option. It's very annoying, and hopefully the security policy will be relaxed in the future.

#3 Updated by Ben Scott over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Ben Scott to Support Team

#4 Updated by Dimitrios Koureas over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Active to Completed - Requires Review

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