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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Just noticed this beahvior
by BigDaddy on Fri 28th May 2010 19:39 UTC
BigDaddy
Member since:
2006-08-10

I just had this happen the other day. I copied and pasted like 3 times trying to figure out what the heck was going on. I just turned NoScipt back on for that website and the behavior is gone again.

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RE: Just noticed this beahvior
by RavinRay on Sat 29th May 2010 13:38 in reply to "Just noticed this beahvior"
RavinRay Member since:
2005-11-26

I only noticed it too a few days ago because it never happened to me. But I also have the habit of pasting text first to Notepad then copying then and pasting it to its final destination so reduce everything to plain ASCII.

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