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: Undo
by jgagnon on Fri 28th May 2010 19:28 UTC in reply to "Undo"
jgagnon
Member since:
2008-06-24

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

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RE[2]: Undo
by vivainio on Fri 28th May 2010 20:14 in reply to "RE: Undo"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

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


That, at least, seems to work for me here..

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RE[3]: Undo
by righard on Fri 28th May 2010 23:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Undo"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

You mean ctrl+z does not work within the textboxes on Osnews?

Works fine here, Firefox 3.6.3 / Fedora 13

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RE[2]: Undo - view source
by jabbotts on Sun 30th May 2010 21:58 in reply to "RE: Undo"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Ran into a site with copy blocking the other day. Try "view source" through your applicable browser.

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RE[2]: Undo
by HappyGod on Mon 31st May 2010 03:40 in reply to "RE: Undo"
HappyGod Member since:
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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