I have Fixefox 16.0.2 Win7 x64 . but the same problem on Ubuntu I can't copy translate from right panel in google translator, but in other browers is fine. Ctrl-c,ctrl-v and context menu didn't help me.
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I'm having the same issue, which I posted about in this thread:
Here are some more threads about copy and paste not working after the last update:
Hopefully, the Frefox developers will realize that this is a problem and fix it in the next update (preferably today)
This option helped me in Firefox 16 , but on other computer we have Ubuntu, this Firefox 11 and this option is absent. How can i fix bug this google translator. I haven't possibility to update firefox
I have the same problem. If I use Google Translate I am unable to copy and paste the translated text anywhere - into a forum, to a new text document, a new Pages file.
I have tried resetting Firefox, to no avail. I have no Add-Ons. I don't have this issue using Safari.
It has started recently, I believe with the recent update of Firefox.
If you can't use the dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled pref then try to hold down Ctrl+C until the translate selection disappears and the text on the left starts flashing.
Hi TheTexan1984, this seems to be an incompatibility with the scripts on Google Translate. Two workarounds have been documented in this thread, and a third in another thread. To summarize:
Holding Ctrl+c seems to bypass or overload the script. Hold Ctrl+c until the large textbox to the left starts flashing, which may take 5-7 seconds.
Disable sites from intercepting clipboard commands
You can prevent websites from intercepting and/or canceling cut/copy/paste actions by changing a setting in the about:config preferences editor. Unfortunately, this is a global setting, so if some site is doing something positive by intercepting and canceling or replacing your cut/copy/paste action, you will lose that benefit. Still, if this Google translate problem is a major issue for you, it's probably worth a try.
(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.
(2) In the filter box, type or paste clipb and pause while the list is filtered
(3) Double-click dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled to switch its value to false. You're done with this tab.
You might need to reload the Google translate page in order for this to take effect.
Use a bookmarklet to copy the translation text
Instead of using Ctrl+c or right-click>Copy, you could use a bookmarklet -- a script that you save as a bookmark and click when you want to run it. This one is specific to the Google Translate site as of today (changes to the page could break it).
(1) Copy the following line of code (it's all one line):
(2) Right-click the Bookmarks Toolbar and choose New Bookmark
(3) Paste the code in as the Location
(4) Name the bookmark as you wish (for example, CopyGoogTrans)
Now, to copy, instead of selecting the result text, click the bookmark and follow the instructions.