User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030310 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030310 When I view plain text email messages, if I select part of the message body, I can't copy that text to the clipboard. If I right click on it, the "Copy" option is disabled (grayed out). If I go to the "Edit" menu the "Copy" option is disabled (grayed out). If I do a Ctrl-C, and I then try to paste it somewhere it doesn't work. However, if I "Open Message in New Window...", then in the new window I can copy text from the body of the message. I tried very hard to make sure this wasn't a duplicate; this is different than bug 134207, there doing a Ctrl-C does work for them. I have been using Mozilla 1.3a, 1.3b and many nightly builds in between. This bug has been temporarily fixed a couple of times, only to resurface on a later build. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open an email message 2. Select text from the body of the message 3. Try to copy that text to the clipboard (Ctrl-C, Edit/Copy, Right-click/Copy) Actual Results: Ctrl-C : pasting doesn't work Edit/Copy, Right-click/Copy : the "Copy" option is disabled (grayed out) and can't be activated. Expected Results: It should have let me copy the text to the clipboard.
Marc Jacobsen, is this bug still an issue for you? Have you upgraded to a more recent version of Mozilla? If it's working, please mark this bug as Resolved|WorksForMe.
Yes, this is still a problem for me on Mozilla 1.5 and Windows XP. I originally thought a lot of people must be seeing this problem and that it would be fixed quickly (it is VERY annoying). The fact that it is still a problem made me wonder if there is something unique about my environment. And there is. I figured out that running Reflection X server and setting the window manager to have "focus follows mouse" is the catalyst for the problem. It seems to make a difference if Mozilla is started before or after the Reflection X is started. I got suspicious when I noticed that I didn't get the thicker black line around the text area when the focus should be there (when selecting text in the message). If I don't run the Reflection X server or even turn off "focus follows mouse", then the problem doesn't occur. This occured on Windows NT, 2000, XP and several versions of Reflection X (8.0.5, 8.1). No similar problem occurs with any other applications (so if it is a Reflection X bug, it is very obscure), just Mozilla (and Netscape 7.X, and even Thunderbird I believe). It also causes problems with copying text out of Navigator. Sorry that I didn't investigate the issue harder in the first place.
See 133439, 96645, 278927, 153145, 252084, 196897, 101539
(In reply to comment #3) > See bug 133439, bug 96645, bug 278927, bug 153145, bug 252084, bug 196897, bug 101539 WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20051219 SeaMonkey/1.5a
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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