Still won't cut and paste reliably. Comes and goes.




9 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: davep, Unassigned)


3.6 Branch
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-25])



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5.7

Best description as above.

 When attempting to restart firefox to recover: firefox won't shutdown
 When shut down by 'brute force' (task manager) Insists on restarting
 buggy buggy windows.
 Made it hard to SHUT DOWN PC to recover.

cut and paste is not hard, except for firefox....

Latest released windows patches to OS.

Seems to show up with 3 or four firefox windows open
After they've been up for a while....

SEEMS to do the 'cut' ok as buffer can be 'pasted'
into, eg .txt file.  Refuses to allow paste into other
firefox windows.

Given the ongoing difficulties with shutting down, may be time
to swop over to IE....

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
2.see above
Actual Results:  
see above

Expected Results:  
working paste

Maybe its time for ie?

Comment 1

9 years ago
is this going anywhere?//////////////////////???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Please retest in safe-mode / with a new profile:
and do you have *any*  history? If Firefox is set not to remember history it runs in Private Browsing mode and then it also clears the clipboard.
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 3

9 years ago
Further Pondering:
 Seems to only show up in WIN2000 Pro

 Don't think I've seen it in XP, on two other systems.  Win2000 is mostly

 Does NOT show up consistently in Windows 2000, but mostly does.
 Is WIN2000 supported???????????????????

Workaround: use NETSCAPE, or IE.  Which handle same tasks Just Fine.

 'CUT'(copy) seems to occur fine, maybe.
 PASTE is visibly impossible: paste function in dropdown menu, or popup
 menu greyed.  Commonly the on screen popup WON'T APPEAR.  paste to
 other entities (text files, etc), typically possible.

Related Speculation:
 Possibly due to 'mishandling' of popup menu as blocked popup?

 (I'm thinking of one website, with popup, which blocks the 
 related popup including 'copy image to ...'.  Same Site allows
 image copy when accessed with netscape, or IE....)

...set up...
 Perhaps it would be possible that the default setup mimic normal
 to windows behaviour.

(No: I don't spend huge time troubleshooting.  I aim to _use_.
simply switch to netscape or .... until the nuisance fades.)

Comment 4

9 years ago
Wellll.  Its been a week since install of FIREFOX 3.6.2.
No other obvious changes  (save some java 'corrections'?)
Edit and other right button functions seem much more reliable.
Looks better.

Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode or a fresh profile? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-25]
No reply from reporter, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 4 or later and a new profile ( If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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