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Can't paste text using Google Chrome Answered

Well I can't copy and paste text, like the title says. I am aware that people using Firefox and Internet Explorer do not have this problem, but really I would prefer to use Google Chrome. It was fine before the new editor came in, everything was really simple before then. When the new editor first came out, I overcame the problem by pasting my text as a link, and then simply removing the link, leaving normal text. But now (as someone else pointed out) I can't even do this, because the link thing is broken! Why can't we just go back to the old editor : ( 

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noahw
noahw

11 years ago

We'll do our best to support Chrome in making changes to the editor going forward.  For the time being though it doesn't look like very likely that we'll be rolling things back to the old editor.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

It would be nice if we had an option to switch back and forth.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Do you recall this discussion from last year, DJ?  The "editor" is merely the front-end part of the system which is visible to the user.  The underlying ASCII which goes into the I'bles database is itself completely different! 

The old system had special purpose markup characters, which were converted by the server at output time into HTML.  The new system (CKEditor) actually produces HTML up front, which gets written as it to the database. 

Providing something on the front end to "switch back and forth" would mean designing and developing a JavaScript engine which could, on the fly, reprocess whatever the user has typed to become either the old markup or new HTML.  And that reprocessing would have to be able to deal with incomplete markup (since you might switch interfaces after you had opened a bold tag, but before closing it).

What is more, the new HTML markup does not include all of the "features" (weird tricks) available with the old special-purpose system, so a back-and-forth mapping is not even possible in principle.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Oh I forgot about that.

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JohnJY
JohnJY

11 years ago

 I have had the same problem, and it's still not fixed. 

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

 lol

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

11 years ago

 Is it the ctrl + v method or is it the method where you go through the menu and click paste, because I can remember having problems with the shortcuts before in chrome, but usually the menus still worked

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

Nothing works (ctrl+v or right click then paste)

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

 Did you try clicking ( i think the wrench menu) and clicking paste there?

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

I did but it did not work :(

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

 then I don't know, sorry

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aeromancy
aeromancy

11 years ago

It doesn't work in chrome for me either, but I primarily use Firefox. You can run a live version on Firefox from PortableApps if you don't wish to install it.

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

 Nah tbh I prefer Google Chrome. Besides the link thing works now but it would still be nice to not bother with the hassle