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I'm having a curious issue copying text from web pages to my terminal (to copy and paste a command for instance). Ctrl-c/Ctrl-v have never worked with the terminal since there are the two separate buffers. However, when I highlighted text, it was automatically added to some buffer from which I can paste onto the terminal (with middle-click or shift+insert).

This doesn't work anymore.

Interestingly, however, it DOES work from the Firefox addressbar. So I can ctrl-c text from a webpage, paste it using ctrl-v onto my address bar, and from there the highlight/ctrl-insert works again.

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Ah I've found the issue.

Firefox Clipboard.autocopy setting was off. I believe I turned it off some days/weeks ago in order to prevent the issue where Firefox seems to go back when you middle-click. That is controlled by Middlemouse.contentLoadURL but I think I turned off both.

  • Interesting. I assume you had to goto about:config to edit this setting? You might post your edit as an answer, and then click the tic-mark on the answer to indicate that it is accepted. – Charles Green Jun 16 '14 at 17:14
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To paste in the terminal, use ctrl+shift+v as a key based shortcut, or right click in the terminal and choose paste - This works for me for pasting text from a webpage on firefox into the terminal

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Sorry for the delay.

Firefox Clipboard.autocopy setting was off. I believe I turned it off some days/weeks ago in order to prevent the issue where Firefox seems to go back when you middle-click. That is controlled by Middlemouse.contentLoadURL but I think I turned off both.

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