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Clipboard access problems in Firefox 17ESR

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I just installed Firefox 17 ESR. Before I was on 18 (latest). I noticed that the hack I put in my profile prefs.js and user.js to allow clipboard paste,cut and copy operations no longer works. I tried clipboard helper add-on it is not working either. So, I created a new profile, put the following text in user.js and prefs.js

user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "allowclipboard"); user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.sites", "http://mydomain"); user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.Clipboard.cutcopy", "allAccess");

anything changed/different in 17ESR and Firefox 18 ?

I just installed Firefox 17 ESR. Before I was on 18 (latest). I noticed that the hack I put in my profile prefs.js and user.js to allow clipboard paste,cut and copy operations no longer works. I tried clipboard helper add-on it is not working either. So, I created a new profile, put the following text in user.js and prefs.js user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "allowclipboard"); user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.sites", "http://mydomain"); user_pref("capability.policy.allowclipboard.Clipboard.cutcopy", "allAccess"); anything changed/different in 17ESR and Firefox 18 ?

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)

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jscher2000
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Hmmm, even if you are permitting clipboard access through the capability mechanism, starting in Firefox 17, sites can no longer use the old privilege elevation request system. I believe they need to upgrade the scripts (by signing them with a digital signature) in order to manipulate the clipboard.

Is this critical for your application? In other words, can you get by with the standard Windows methods for cut/copy/paste:

Ctrl+x / Ctrl+c / Ctrl+v
right-click menu
Edit menu

Hmmm, even if you are permitting clipboard access through the capability mechanism, starting in Firefox 17, sites can no longer use the old privilege elevation request system. I believe they need to upgrade the scripts (by signing them with a digital signature) in order to manipulate the clipboard. Is this critical for your application? In other words, can you get by with the standard Windows methods for cut/copy/paste: Ctrl+x / Ctrl+c / Ctrl+v<br> right-click menu<br> Edit menu
cor-el
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See also my reply here:

See also my reply here: *[[/questions/936323#answer-393468]]