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Ctrl C shortcut won't work in Firefox main window

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I'm using Firefox version 38.0.5, Windows 7 Since updating the Ctrl + C shortcut doesn't work in the Firefox main window. (I can't copy text from any website using Ctrl + C).

Right click and using copy from the menu works perfectly. Ctrl V, and Ctrl X work fine no problem.

Ctrl C works fine when copying text from the address bar and search bar, I just can't copy anything from anything in the main window of firefox.

I've tried running Firefox in safe mode, I've also reset firefox and run a virus scan, but nothing has fixed the problem.

If anyone had any suggestions, that'd be great. Thanks

I'm using Firefox version 38.0.5, Windows 7 Since updating the Ctrl + C shortcut doesn't work in the Firefox main window. (I can't copy text from any website using Ctrl + C). Right click and using copy from the menu works perfectly. Ctrl V, and Ctrl X work fine no problem. Ctrl C works fine when copying text from the address bar and search bar, I just can't copy anything from anything in the main window of firefox. I've tried running Firefox in safe mode, I've also reset firefox and run a virus scan, but nothing has fixed the problem. If anyone had any suggestions, that'd be great. Thanks

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  • bug 1173979 - Ctrl+C copying is broken in the latest Irish FF 38.0.5

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https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html

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What are the web site(s) you are having problems.

Make sure what you are trying to copy is text, and not a picture of text.

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Yeah, I can't copy text from any website pages. Wikipedia, this forum, google search results, gmail etc.

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I managed to solve the problem by installing the English (British) version of Firefox.

I previously had the Irish (Gaeilge) version installed. Hopefully the issue will be resolved in future updates and I can return to using the Irish language version of Firefox!

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Hmmmm. I wonder why that makes a difference.

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  • bug 1173979 - Ctrl+C copying is broken in the latest Irish FF 38.0.5

Please do not comment in bug reports
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html

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I don't know if this will help;

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