Closed Bug 417108 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago

Copy/paste via Cmd-C/Cmd-V in auth dialogs does nothing


(Core :: Widget: Cocoa, defect, P2)






(Reporter: kinetik, Assigned: jaas)




(Keywords: regression)

1. Visit site with auth dialog
2. Paste into username or password field with Cmd-V

Clipboard contents pasted into textbox

Clipboard contents do not appear

I just noticed this today, but it looks like it has been broken since late January.  I think this is Mac only (so filed as a Cocoa widget bug), since a Linux build from after this broke does not exhibit the problem.  Pasting via keyboard shortcuts into the location or search bar, textboxes in web pages, or anywhere else I thought to try still works.

Regression range: 2008-01-28 nightly works, 2008-01-29 14:42 hourly is broken.  Looking at the checkins for this range, I suspected the patch for bug #376077.  Backing this out locally on a recently trunk build (fixing up some rejects manually) fixes the problem, so this is definitely a regression caused by that patch.
Keywords: regression
Blocks: 376077
For me this occurs on any window.prompt dialog as well.
I also see this in other "sheets" on Mac, for example, the new string dialog in about:config and the "make link" dialog in the new post page in Movable Type.

I suspect this is generalized to all sheets with text fields.
Flags: blocking1.9?
Flags: blocking1.9? → blocking1.9+
Priority: -- → P2
fixed by patch on bug 358379
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(In reply to comment #10)
> fixed by patch on bug 358379

Shortcuts still don't work in file name text field in Browse For File dialogs.
That is bug 372571.
This bug persists in beta 4.
I don't see it in beta 4, please give specific repro steps if you do.
Specific steps to reproduce in beta 4 for Mac:

1. Copy text into clipboard.
2. Go to
3. Place cursor in box where you enter a tracking number.
4. Press Cmd-V. Nothing happens.
5. Go to Edit menu - Paste is grayed out
6. Right click in text box - context menu comes up and it does permit pasting contents of clipboard.
I don't know what is going on with that, but this bug is about pasting into auth dialogs (prompts). Perhaps file another bug on what you're seeing.
I file this as a separate bug for beta 3 and it was merged into this one. Should I refile? I'm not sure how to find my original report. I have deleted its number.
No, you shouldn't refile - it's right up the page here, bug 418265, reopened.
Another place I can't shortcut paste is the editor for Blogger posts.
It works in beta4, cmd+V in auth dialog box works
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