View Full Version : Whyyyyyy?? [copy to clipboard patch]
09-22-2007, 09:36 PM
What does this forum have to do with my clipboard? Every time I try to post a reply, I get a pop-up asking me if I want to allow the site to have access to my clipboard.
09-22-2007, 10:26 PM
What browser are you using?
I just checked a few computers and I noticed this on internet explorer 7, but didn't have problems with firefox, internet explorer 6, opera, or safari.
Is anyone else having this issue? If so, please reply and tell me which browser +version you're using. In the meantime, I'm looking into it.
09-22-2007, 10:31 PM
I've confirmed this is an issue with IE 7. I'll install the patch for it tonight.
09-22-2007, 10:32 PM
Yes, I'm using IE 7. It's not a huge problem or anything, I just wanted to know why it kept asking me and what it wanted to do with my clipboard.
09-22-2007, 10:38 PM
Looks like some default setting differences in the new IE conflicts with the forum software's defaults.
A checkbox is added to the post/reply page where users can enable/disable the auto-copy function. In IE 7 the auto-copy function is disabled by default - in older IE browsers it's enabled by default.
You could just say yes or no can't you?
It just lets you chose whether or not you backup your post on your clipboard. (copy/save it into temp.memory on your computer, so if you press [Ctrl+v] while on a text application, you'll paste your post there)
If you don't allow it, it simply doesn't copy your post.
I personally love this feature considering my internet dies on my at the WORST times. =/
09-23-2007, 12:53 AM
Yes, I can say yes or no. I just don't see why I should have to say anything when all I did was hit the "Post" button.
It's a security feature in your computer to make sure the website is... not "taking over your computer". It is a great feature in many webblogs/forums... basically anywhere you will possibly have to post some long entry you spent a lot of time on.
If you chose to allow the website to put stuff on your clipboard, you have a backup of your post. If you chose not to allow the website to put stuff on your clipboard, you don't have a backup, and it posts your entry... but in case your IE crashes... you would have lost your post.
hm... i don't know how much i'm making sense to you.
09-23-2007, 01:13 AM
I know what you're saying. What I don't know is how to shut it off. lol
09-23-2007, 01:15 AM
If I read the patch notes correctly, I think this will add a checkbox on the post/reply page which will allow you to check whether or not you want this feature on. Right now, it's forcing everyone to use the default option (on). All the patch should do is give everyone a choice.
if I read the patch notes correctly...
09-23-2007, 01:16 AM
Oh, you're adding a patch?
09-23-2007, 01:19 AM
Yeah, probably tomorrow sometime. The forum is busy tonight and I'd rather do it during one of our quieter times.
09-23-2007, 01:25 AM
Heh, that's the problem with us "unsociable" people...we're too social online when everyone else is out partying.
lol glad someone solved the problem...
meanwhile... i continue to procrastinate while my dormmates make drunken noises downstairs =]
09-23-2007, 01:39 AM
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09-23-2007, 11:47 AM
Yes, I'm using IE 7. *It's not a huge problem or anything, I just wanted to know why it kept asking me and what it wanted to do with my clipboard.I was wondering the same thing!
I'm using IE 7 also.
Thanks for taking care of it.
I was starting to wonder if I was going to have to click that every time I made a post!
09-24-2007, 08:40 AM
I applied the patch this morning. If anyone has any further issues with this, please let me know! It'll be a couple more hours until I'm on a computer with IE 7 so I haven't tested it myself yet.
09-24-2007, 08:47 AM
:thumbsup: :laugh: [smiley=scholar.gif] YAY!! You fixed it!![smiley=scholar.gif] :laugh: :thumbsup:
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