Cut, Copy, and Paste Not Working

Issue/Question

I cannot use the Cut, Copy, or Paste options from my mouse's right-click menu in some text boxes in my browser.

Environment

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari

Cause

For boxes that have the capability to enhance the text (e.g., change font, size, color, etc.) Javascript is used. However, in most browsers the Cut, Copy, and Paste mouse-click functions in those boxes are not allowed.

Resolution

Keyboard shortcuts for the functions are allowed.

Windows

  • Cut: control-X
  • Copy: control-C
  • Paste: control-V

Mac

  • Cut: command-X
  • Copy: command-C
  • Paste: command-V

Details

Article ID: 71
Created
Thu 5/1/14 9:25 AM
Modified
Wed 7/22/20 2:51 PM