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Why can't I paste into youtube comments on firefox

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I don't know when this happened, but today I noticed that I cannot paste text into youtube comments on firefox. It still works just fine on Chrome. I tried to use an addon to copy plain text only, but that didn't help, nor have I ever needed it before.

Is this google's latest monopoly trick or something, or what is going on?

Chosen solution

"I have a fix. go to your address bar and type "about:config" no quotes, and then hit the "i'll be careful, I promise" button, next type "dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled" then double click it, so the value is false. And that should do the trick." - pcdude234 (tomshardware)

Worked :P


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Warning! Setting the preference dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled to false in the Firefox Configuration Editor (about:config page) can cause problems pasting on other sites, such as strange glitches with the Facebook comment box or frustrating silent failures.

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What does "I can't" mean? You cannot paste the previously copied text or you can paste it but unable to save/post it because YouTube rejects it? Also always mention any error or message that you see! Better details and more accurate information means better answers.

I know for a fact that YouTube is really picky and doesn't like some of the special characters (symbols above the numbers). Also, not sure where you copy the text from but there could be some hidden HTML, XML or some other type of code included with the plain text. Best thing to check for that possibility would be to paste whatever you want to put in your reply in a new text (Notepad) document first. The highlight and copy the same text within Notepad and then try pasting it in YouTube to see if it works.

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shobz said

What does "I can't" mean? You cannot paste the previously copied text or you can paste it but unable to save/post it because YouTube rejects it? Also always mention any error or message that you see! Better details and more accurate information means better answers. I know for a fact that YouTube is really picky and doesn't like some of the special characters (symbols above the numbers). Also, not sure where you copy the text from but there could be some hidden HTML, XML or some other type of code included with the plain text. Best thing to check for that possibility would be to paste whatever you want to put in your reply in a new text (Notepad) document first. The highlight and copy the same text within Notepad and then try pasting it in YouTube to see if it works.

This is word to word the exact answer I found when I googled this.

What i mean is: When I press "paste" either by right clicking or CTRL+V, nothing happens.

And like I said, I tried using an addon that is supposed to remove all formatting from the text. Also, I tried to just type a single character in the comment and then copy and paste that after the original. That didn't work either. (So there was no formatting is what I'm saying)

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Just to be sure I did just paste a word first into notepad to make sure there was nothing but the word. Still can't paste to youtube comments.

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Chosen Solution

"I have a fix. go to your address bar and type "about:config" no quotes, and then hit the "i'll be careful, I promise" button, next type "dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled" then double click it, so the value is false. And that should do the trick." - pcdude234 (tomshardware)

Worked :P


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Warning! Setting the preference dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled to false in the Firefox Configuration Editor (about:config page) can cause problems pasting on other sites, such as strange glitches with the Facebook comment box or frustrating silent failures.

Modified by AliceWyman

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Same problem here..really annoying! The selected solution worked..is it a firefox problem or on youtube's site?

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Fix please. Changing dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled work on YouTube but break other site. Some site have paste problem if I change this config.

Modified by Illuminator

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Use keyboard shortcuts if the buttons on the web page or other methods aren't working.

  • Copy: Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert (Mac: Command + C)
  • Paste: Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert (Mac: Command + V)
  • Cut: Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete (Mac: Command + X)
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Here's a selective fix for YouTube: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/12433-fix-paste-on-youtube You need to install Scriptish or Greasemonkey first.

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While the mentioned fix of tweaking the about:config property resolves the youtube problem it breaks the paste function in Firefox. Everything appears twice and Firefox doesn't detect links properly.

Modified by Steve E

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Chosen solution worked fine for me thanks !

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I just want to confirm that GrayFace's script works -- it blocks Google's paste interception script without requiring any settings changes in Firefox:

GrayFace said

Here's a selective fix for YouTube: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/12433-fix-paste-on-youtube
You need to install Scriptish or Greasemonkey first.

You can install the Greasemonkey extension from the Add-ons site here: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/

When installing user scripts, be cautious and check reviews as you would with other kinds of add-ons.

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This is the best fix. The other one stops pasting in other apps.

GrayFace said

Here's a selective fix for YouTube: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/12433-fix-paste-on-youtube You need to install Scriptish or Greasemonkey first.
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MY question is why do we have to install Greasemonkey and a script to fix an issue in Firefox of which neither of the other two browsers I tried had an issue. Lately Firefox is trying my patience.

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pcguy said

MY question is why do we have to install Greasemonkey and a script to fix an issue in Firefox of which neither of the other two browsers I tried had an issue. Lately Firefox is trying my patience.

Because google is growing it's monopoly by blocking stuff on firefox.

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Tim said

This is the best fix. The other one stops pasting in other apps. GrayFace said
Here's a selective fix for YouTube: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/12433-fix-paste-on-youtube You need to install Scriptish or Greasemonkey first.

Cool. Thanks to GrayFace for posting, but I haven't had any problems on other sites after changing the config setting in firefox...

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1N07 said

Cool. Thanks to GrayFace for posting, but I haven't had any problems on other sites after changing the config setting in firefox...

I think the main one people are mentioning is Facebook status/comment boxes. https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1083345

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Paste in wordpress doesn't work with the about:config change. Greasemonkey does.

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Tim said
This is the best fix. The other one stops pasting in other apps. GrayFace said
Here's a selective fix for YouTube: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/12433-fix-paste-on-youtube You need to install Scriptish or Greasemonkey first.

Cool. Thanks to GrayFace for posting, but I haven't had any problems on other sites after changing the config setting in firefox...

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1N07 said

Tim said
This is the best fix. The other one stops pasting in other apps. GrayFace said
Here's a selective fix for YouTube: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/12433-fix-paste-on-youtube You need to install Scriptish or Greasemonkey first.

Cool. Thanks to GrayFace for posting, but I haven't had any problems on other sites after changing the config setting in firefox...

I had problems in google documents!

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GrayFace said

Here's a selective fix for YouTube: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/12433-fix-paste-on-youtube You need to install Scriptish or Greasemonkey first.

Great! This is the solution.

Thanks!

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I'm having this same problem for about a week. What no one answered is WHY this suddenly happened.

And why only on firefox?

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