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Here's an email that I sent to Josh Aas about a week ago, describing this problem: (I'm not sure how to classify it (since this appears to be a Google bug), so for the moment I'm setting it to Core : General.) (Until this problem is resolved, it will be very difficult to make progress on bug 413681 or bug 418689.) While investigating other, more complex problems pasting text into Google Spreadsheets (notably https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=413681), I discovered that the following very simple problem happens in Firefox on all major platforms (and also in Safari on OS X). This suggests there may be bugs in how Google Spreadsheets handles text pasting. 1) Copy a single letter to the clipboard. (Multiple letters should produce the same results, but I want to keep this example very simple.) 2) Open a Google Spreadsheet and click (left-click) on one of its cells (to make sure the keyboard focus is in that cell). 3) Open the Edit menu -- notice that Paste is enabled (highlighted). 4) Choose Paste from the Edit menu -- nothing gets pasted into the cell. I've reproduced this in Firefox 220.127.116.11 and today's Minefield nightlies on OS X 10.4.11, OS X 10.5.2, Windows XP and Kubuntu 7.10 Linux. I can also reproduce it (on OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.2) in Camino 1.5.5 and today's Camino trunk nightly.
Kev, can you help us find a contact at google to look at this issue?
Created attachment 310572 [details] Google Spreadsheets requires ctrl-v to paste from system clipboard I thought this was a limitation of the app in general, and you had to use Ctrl-V specifically (not edit-paste of either the google app or fx) to paste from the system clipboard (see attached). I'll bring it to their attention, but let me know if this is the issue.
(In reply to comment #2) > I thought this was a limitation of the app in general, and you had > to use Ctrl-V specifically (not edit-paste of either the google app > or fx) to paste from the system clipboard (see attached). I don't think requiring people to use Ctrl-V (even on platforms where Cmd-V is more normal) should imply disabling Edit : Paste -- _especially_ if Edit : Paste isn't greyed out (which it isn't, on any platform, and in any of the browsers I tested). And in any case Ctrl-V doesn't work in Safari either (only Cmd-V does).
> but let me know if this is the issue. The Ctrl-V/Cmd-V business isn't the issue, as far as I can see. Though the bug I describe in comment #0 may be (partly) caused by Google's having gone through contortions to try to make only Ctrl-V work.
I don't see this as a bug with Firefox. Similar behaviour is observed with (as you've mentioned) Safari, and also with IE6 (although using the Google App Edit->Paste does work). I'll certainly forward it along and get confirmation, but I think this is by design/necessity on Google's part, and isn't a bug with Firefox.
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Whiteboard: [platform-rel-Google][platform-rel-GoogleDocs][platform-rel-GoogleSheets] → [platform-rel-Google][platform-rel-GoogleSuite][platform-rel-GoogleSheets]
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