Copy actions are broken o HTML5 videos




5 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: alindeac, Unassigned)


20 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox19 affected, firefox20- wontfix, firefox21 unaffected, firefox22 unaffected, relnote-firefox 20+)


Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0
Build ID: 20130326150557

Steps to reproduce:
1. Go to and enable the HTML5 demo.
2. Copy some text from anywhere.
2. Go back to YouTube, play a video of your choice, right click on it and select "Copy Video URL".
3. Open a new tab and paste the copied URL.

Expected results:
The copied URL is pasted in the new tab.

Actual results:
Nothing is pasted in the URL bar (not even what was copied in step 2). The same behavior is encountered also for the other copy options: "Copy video URL at current time", "Copy embed HTML" and "Copy debug info".

The issue is not reproducible on the latest Nightly and on the latest Aurora.
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:22.0) Gecko/20130328 Firefox/22.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:21.0) Gecko/20130328 Firefox/21.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0
Build ID: 20130307023931

This is also reproducible also on Firefox 19.0.2. Is there any chance that this gets fixed on Firefox 20? Should I keep working on the regression range?

Comment 2

4 years ago
This is almost certainly not an issue that would cause a fix to be uplifted to FF 20 before release or cause a chemspill.

Comment 3

4 years ago
However, we should probably note it as a known issue.
status-firefox19: --- → affected
status-firefox20: --- → affected
status-firefox21: --- → unaffected
status-firefox22: --- → unaffected
tracking-firefox20: --- → ?
relnote-firefox: --- → ?

Comment 4

4 years ago
Not worth tracking, still considering a relnote.
status-firefox20: affected → wontfix
tracking-firefox20: ? → -
relnote-firefox: ? → 20+
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
Build ID: 20120420145725

The issue is also reproducible on Firefox 12. On the previous Firefox versions < than 12 the selection in the copy dialog was not done and was impossible to do any copy actions.

The issue was fixed in Firefox 21.0a1:
Last bad nightly: 2013-01-24
First good nightly: 2013-01-25
"Copy Video URL" doesn't work in Chrome either. I'd guess this is a bug in YouTube's code.
(In reply to Chris Pearce (:cpearce) from comment #6)
> "Copy Video URL" doesn't work in Chrome either. I'd guess this is a bug in
> YouTube's code.

Copying the video URL works for me in Chrome 26.0.1410.43 m.
Indeed "Copy Video URL" does now work in Chrome. It also now works for me in [Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20130402 Firefox/23.0].

I guess YouTube fixed their bug.
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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