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I use Google Docs and have trouble copy/pasting from them. When I mark a text from a Google document and copy it, nothing works. But if I first export the document to HTML or plain text, then I can copy/paste the contents. Bug or feature?

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closed as too localized by Al E., OnenOnlyWalter, ChrisF Apr 6 '13 at 22:42

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Could you please elaborate? When I copy-paste from Docs to Word or Spreadsheet to Excel, I can't see any blatant caveat... Where are you copying to? –  JMax Jun 21 '12 at 9:48
Works fine for me. How are you doing the "copy" bit? CTRL+C? Right-click|copy? –  Al E. Jun 21 '12 at 13:19
I have had problems using CTRL+C on some webpages, if the window lost focus. I have better lcuk in those cases using right-click|Copy. –  mhoran_psprep Jun 22 '12 at 3:40
Does such a problem still exist? I can copy and paste from Google Docs without any problem. –  Hydra Feb 25 '13 at 8:50
I used to have this problem as well, but it no longer appears to be an issue, at least when using Firefox. –  nathangiesbrecht Apr 3 '13 at 16:19

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