Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 18:40 UTC
Internet & Networking If there's one thing several people are really, really good at, it's ruining the web. The latest attempt is something quite insipid, something that had me scratching my head a few times before I realised what was going on. When copying and pasting text from certain websites, content would be added to your clipboard without you knowing about it - something like "Read more at". John Gruber finds this just as insipid as I do, and investigated a little further - while also coming up with a way to block this nonsense. Seriously - this is right up there with those in-text underline ad things.
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RE[2]: Undo
by HappyGod on Mon 31st May 2010 03:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Undo"
HappyGod
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2005-10-19

Also annoying is when cut & paste functionality is disabled on a site. Grrr!


One handy workaround for this crap, is to use the lesser known antiquated versions of cut + paste:

CTRL + Insert (copy)
SHIFT + Delete (cut)
SHIFT + Insert (paste)

Most web dev's forget to disable these old shortcuts so you can use them in most HTML forms that have the usual cut/paste shortcuts disabled.

Edited 2010-05-31 03:43 UTC

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