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Ctrl+V on NaNoWriMo.org dosen't work - FIXED! ^__^

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For some reason site nanowrimo.org is the only site that I can't use ctrl+V on in Firefox. (I tried explorer and it works there, so I assume this is a Firefox problem and not a web site problem.)

I can copy things and I can even paste them if I right click and then click paste, but the ctrl+V shortcut doesn't work for some reason.... even though ctrl+c dose work there. I am so confused...

SO, is anyone else having this problem and have you found a fix? Please help.

For some reason site nanowrimo.org is the only site that I can't use ctrl+V on in Firefox. (I tried explorer and it works there, so I assume this is a Firefox problem and not a web site problem.) I can copy things and I can even paste them if I right click and then click paste, but the ctrl+V shortcut doesn't work for some reason.... even though ctrl+c dose work there. I am so confused... SO, is anyone else having this problem and have you found a fix? Please help.

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(1) Do other methods of pasting work beside the keyboard shortcut?

Yes, I said that in my original comment. I can paste if I right click and then click paste, but ctrl+V dosen't work.


(C) Double-click the dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled preference to switch it from true to false

Already set to FALSE

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ALSO I have tried starting firefox in Safe Mode already and the problem was still there.

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This reminds me of an issue on YouTube where Firefox users cannot paste into Comments. Google is using a script to intercept the Paste command (I'm not sure why, maybe to clean up what you're pasting?) and the script seems to be failing. Maybe a similar thing is happening here...

To test this out:

(1) Do other methods of pasting work beside the keyboard shortcut?

For example, right-click>Paste or Edit>Paste (to activate the Edit menu, you can use Alt+e).

(2) If you block sites from detecting the Paste command, does that have any effect? To do that:

(A) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful.

(B) In the search box above the list, type or paste clip and pause while the list is filtered

(C) Double-click the dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled preference to switch it from true to false

The reload the page you want to paste into and test again. Any difference?

Note: This will break pasting on some other sites, so I only suggest it for testing.

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(1) Do other methods of pasting work beside the keyboard shortcut?

Yes, I said that in my original comment. I can paste if I right click and then click paste, but ctrl+V dosen't work.


(C) Double-click the dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled preference to switch it from true to false

Already set to FALSE

Modified by GreenTea13

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I changed it to TRUE and now it works.

Thanks for your help ^__^

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If a command like Ctrl+V to paste isn't working then you can also try the Shift+Insert alternative.

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)