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Windows 7: Copy and Pasting Different Parts of Text - in one action

23 Dec 2014   #21
techlearner

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It's not a particular site with an issue of being unable to selective copy and paste....I cannot do this on ANY site! Perhaps this is a dead end now since Tookeri also said they could not do this in Mozilla Firefox.


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23 Dec 2014   #22
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

What version of Firefox do you have? Does this work in Word and Chrome or IE?
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23 Dec 2014   #23
techlearner

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
What version of Firefox do you have? Does this work in Word and Chrome or IE?
I have the latest Firefox, i.e 34.0. I would want the selective copy and paste facility to work within Firefox since this is the browser I use. Yes I have Chrome but rarely use it and so would not want to change browsers just to use the selective copy and paste facility. If it is no go in Firefox then so be it.
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26 Dec 2014   #24
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

I was searching for lyrics and remembered this thread so I tested again and it worked. Firefox 34. So it seem to work after all, but not on that many sites. So if you need to test this try this site: TOVE LO LYRICS - Habits

The easiest way is to press and hold CTRL while using the mouse to select multiple text blocks. Release CTRL when you're done. Then press CTRL+C to copy all selected text.

Don't know why it worked on that site. I've tested with JavaScript both on/off but no difference.
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04 Feb 2015   #25
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Just read a new blog post about this: Select and copy multiple text bits in Firefox in one go - gHacks Tech News

Summary: It's a known Firefox bug (that apparently never gets fixed!) that you can't "multi-copy" text from table cells. Using tables and cells however is unfortunately a common way to build web pages and it's not often that easy to tell if a web page is using it only by looking at it
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05 Feb 2015   #26
techlearner

windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Just read a new blog post about this: Select and copy multiple text bits in Firefox in one go - gHacks Tech News

Summary: It's a known Firefox bug (that apparently never gets fixed!) that you can't "multi-copy" text from table cells. Using tables and cells however is unfortunately a common way to build web pages and it's not often that easy to tell if a web page is using it only by looking at it
Ah thanks for the explanation. Guess this is the end of the road then on trying to solve this problem.
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