Enable Text Selection-Copy-Paste in Web Pages That Disallow It with a Firefox Tweak
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Firefox : Some web sites don’t let users copy text or paste their own, like PayPal which won’t let you paste a password. This Firefox settings tweak gives you copy-paste functionality when sites try to take it away.
In PayPal’s case, they block pasting passwords as a security measure. But if you want to bypass that or simply copy-paste text from any site which doesn’t allow it, WonderHowTo tells us how :
- Go to about:config
- Search for dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled
- Double-click it to change the value to "false"
Restart your browser and you’re done ! Of course, when it comes to passwords, you are better off using a password generator and manager like Lastpass. But this is still a neat trick for many web sites which don’t allow you to copy their text.