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Copied text has extra spaces

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  • آخر ردّ كتبه cor-el

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Every time I copy text from a website in Firefox, when I paste it there are a bunch of extra spaces inserted into the text. This doesn't happen with other browsers. I switched to Firefox because Safari is such a memory drain but I'm going to have to switch back if I can't figure out why this keeps happening.

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It could be the extra spacing was in the text. Or the blanks are special characters.

Check out these add-ons; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=copy%20plain%20text

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The extra spacing is definitely not in the text, as I can copy and paste the exact same text using a different browser and the spaces aren't there. I'll explore those add-ons, thanks. Frustrating that it takes an add-on to get the browser to do something so simple.

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It is possible that the extra spaces are new line characters that are converted to spaces or that you span multiple tags. You can check this via the right-click context menu in "View Selection Source".