To protect the clipboard for security reasons, one uses control+c, control+x, and control+v to copy, cut, and paste in Google docs, respectively. Recently, this stopped working for me.

  • I'm running Mozilla Firefox 108.0.2 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
  • I cannot copy, cut, or paste at all. This makes my issue different from previous reports, which indicate that they can copy/paste subsets of text, or only copy/paste within the document, or only copy/paste to/from the address bar, etc.
  • On Linux, you can usually copy/paste text by highlighting it, and pasting by clicking with the centre mouse button, this is also not working.
  • I have completely disabled all extensions at the same time, and the behaviour is unchanged.

Any ideas?

This may or may not be the same issue as this question. However, until more information is provided there, we should assume the issue I'm experiencing is not the same bug.


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Per @Rubén's third link

It seems like this fixed it:

Go to the "page" about:config; Search for the property dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled and set it to true.

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