Closed Bug 1324289 Opened 6 years ago Closed 3 years ago
Send clipboard/pasteboard content to other devices
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0 Build ID: 20161118030222 Expected results: I'd like to have synced the content I copied (Ctrl+C), (for instance text, url address) and to have the availability to paste it (Ctrl+V) on a different device connected to Firefox Sync.
This has interesting UX challenges, particularly on Mac. This might work like "Send Tab", where you specifically send the contents of the clipboard instead of automatically syncing. Hello also had mechanisms to detect copy-pastes and give contextual sharing hints. We could do something like that here.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I could see this being useful if tightly scoped and perhaps non-automatic. It'd be maddening to have Firefox on one device blow away my clipboard just because I hit Cmd-C on another device. See also macOS Sierra's "Universal Clipboard", which does something similar.
Summary: Ability to sync copied content and paste it on a different device → Sync or send clipboard/pasteboard content
I don't believe there is an existing way to deliver this content, and overwriting the clipboard would not fly. But perhaps when is text selected on a page, "Send selection to device" could be present. It could send the page to the user and select the same content, so it could easily be copied.
Would it be easier to make "Send selection to device" option on a origin device and "Paste selection from different device" (if present) on a target device?
(In reply to Krzysztof from comment #4) > Would it be easier to make "Send selection to device" option on a origin > device and "Paste selection from different device" (if present) on a target > device? Can you give some real world examples so I can better understand how one would use such a feature. Example from mobile to desktop, from desktop to mobile, from desktop to desktop
(In reply to Ryan Feeley [:rfeeley] from comment #5) > Can you give some real world examples so I can better understand how one > would use such a feature. From desktop to desktop: you can start make a bugzilla comment at home, then copy your textarea, and finish writing it at work. From desktop to mobile: things, you could use on different device/environment: phone number, gps coordinates, shopping list.
Would something like this work? Just a mockup for a possible Test Pilot experiment.
Yeah OK, that would fullfill my needs. Thanks for doing it. Great idea with this Test Pilot experiment.
(In reply to Ryan Feeley [:rfeeley] from comment #7) > Would something like this work? That's likely to be tricky to implement assuming we allow concurrent edits on different devices that we then need to merge. Kinda like implementing bits of git ;)
Component: Firefox Sync: Backend → Sync
Product: Cloud Services → Firefox
Priority: -- → P3
Summary: Sync or send clipboard/pasteboard content → Send clipboard/pasteboard content to other devices
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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