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Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo
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      02-10-2009
Crash wrote:
> On Mon, 09 Feb 2009, Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo said about:
> Re: Firefox copy & paste bug?
>
>
>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>> Crash wrote:
>>>> Why can't I copy and paste text from
>>>> this site with Firefox? www.snopes.com/military/limbaugh.asp
>>>>
>>>> I think founding WWW philosophy is that
>>>> there should be no copy barriors in HTML.
>>>> Can that be fixed?
>>>>
>>>> I also notice that the Save As feature
>>>> claims to save as text, but it's .html.
>>>> No biggy, just rename. A nice save
>>>> option would be to also have the ability to save the text without the
>>>> links.

>
>>> because they've disabled that feature.

>
> snopes.com? So they did. So that's legal now?
> Cernes(?) and W3 knuckeled under?
>
> Will they next forbid downloading the page too?
>
> So where can I find a browser with the balls to
> ingnore that clear violation of the common good,
> America, and early Internet philosophy?
>
>> As a matter of fact, they've
>>> disabled all features for the mouse.

>
> Thanks Peter Potamus, for your quick reply!
> You are a godsend.
>
>>> Are you able to right click, then
>>> Select All, then hit ctrl+c and that should be able to copy.

>
> I guess that would be a bit quicker than
> save as text.


thats another option.

>> on second thought, try the greasemonkey extension:
>>
>> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748
>>
>> then install this script:
>> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/19274

>
>
> Install a pluging to achieve old MS DOS
> EDIT functionality!!!???? A HUGE AND MAJOR
> M$ feature!!!!!!!?????????


I don't know what you're talking about, but even IE
won't let you select text and copy it. As a matter of
fact, if you right click and select all, then it too
doesn't work. Atleast with FF/SM there are options. And
right now those options are better than nothing.

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      02-11-2009
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:05:32 -0800, Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo
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>Crash wrote:
>> On Mon, 09 Feb 2009, Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo said about:
>> Re: Firefox copy & paste bug?
>>
>>
>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>> Crash wrote:
>>>>> Why can't I copy and paste text from
>>>>> this site with Firefox? www.snopes.com/military/limbaugh.asp
>>>>>
>>>>> I think founding WWW philosophy is that
>>>>> there should be no copy barriors in HTML.
>>>>> Can that be fixed?
>>>>>
>>>>> I also notice that the Save As feature
>>>>> claims to save as text, but it's .html.
>>>>> No biggy, just rename. A nice save
>>>>> option would be to also have the ability to save the text without the
>>>>> links.

>>
>>>> because they've disabled that feature.

>>
>> snopes.com? So they did. So that's legal now?
>> Cernes(?) and W3 knuckeled under?
>>
>> Will they next forbid downloading the page too?
>>
>> So where can I find a browser with the balls to
>> ingnore that clear violation of the common good,
>> America, and early Internet philosophy?
>>
>>> As a matter of fact, they've
>>>> disabled all features for the mouse.

>>
>> Thanks Peter Potamus, for your quick reply!
>> You are a godsend.
>>
>>>> Are you able to right click, then
>>>> Select All, then hit ctrl+c and that should be able to copy.

>>
>> I guess that would be a bit quicker than
>> save as text.

>
>thats another option.
>
>>> on second thought, try the greasemonkey extension:
>>>
>>> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748
>>>
>>> then install this script:
>>> http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/19274

>>
>>
>> Install a pluging to achieve old MS DOS
>> EDIT functionality!!!???? A HUGE AND MAJOR
>> M$ feature!!!!!!!?????????

>
>I don't know what you're talking about, but even IE
>won't let you select text and copy it. As a matter of
>fact, if you right click and select all, then it too
>doesn't work. Atleast with FF/SM there are options. And
>right now those options are better than nothing.


Disable java script and you can copy and paste in either browser. The
same for those sites that wont let you save a picture. Just disable
java script. You may have to close and reopen the browser before it
takes effect. This works in Firefox and IE. Not sure about other
browsers. Java script is nasty stuff anyhow, it can really screw up
your computer and spread malware too. I keep it disabled most of the
time.

 
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Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo
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      02-11-2009
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> Java script is nasty stuff anyhow, it can really screw up
> your computer and spread malware too. I keep it disabled most of the
> time.


hogwash! I keep it on all the time and I've never had
a problem with it.

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      03-02-2009
Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>> Java script is nasty stuff anyhow, it can really screw up
>> your computer and spread malware too. I keep it disabled most of the
>> time.

>
> hogwash! I keep it on all the time and I've never had
> a problem with it.
>


He's right.

Lee
 
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Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo
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      03-02-2009
Leonidas Jones wrote:
> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>>> Java script is nasty stuff anyhow, it can really screw up
>>> your computer and spread malware too. I keep it disabled most of the
>>> time.

>>
>> hogwash! I keep it on all the time and I've never had a problem with it.
>>

>
> He's right.
>
> Lee


who's right Lee?

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      03-02-2009
Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
> Leonidas Jones wrote:
>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>>>> Java script is nasty stuff anyhow, it can really screw up
>>>> your computer and spread malware too. I keep it disabled most of the
>>>> time.
>>> hogwash! I keep it on all the time and I've never had a problem with it.
>>>

>> He's right.
>>
>> Lee

>
> who's right Lee?
>


Whoever the pepperoni guy is. At Snopes, you cannot copy text unless
javascript is disabled.

Lee
 
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Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo
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      03-03-2009
Leonidas Jones wrote:
> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>> Leonidas Jones wrote:
>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>>>>> Java script is nasty stuff anyhow, it can really screw up
>>>>> your computer and spread malware too. I keep it disabled most of the
>>>>> time.
>>>> hogwash! I keep it on all the time and I've never had a problem
>>>> with it.
>>>>
>>> He's right.
>>>
>>> Lee

>>
>> who's right Lee?
>>

>
> Whoever the pepperoni guy is. At Snopes, you cannot copy text unless
> javascript is disabled.
>
> Lee


I thought you were saying "he's right" was about the
guy saying javascript can be bad, or the guy saying
hogwash.
 
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Justin
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      03-03-2009
Leonidas Jones wrote on [Mon, 02 Mar 2009 22:48:01 GMT]:
> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>> Leonidas Jones wrote:
>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>>>>> Java script is nasty stuff anyhow, it can really screw up
>>>>> your computer and spread malware too. I keep it disabled most of the
>>>>> time.
>>>> hogwash! I keep it on all the time and I've never had a problem with it.
>>>>
>>> He's right.
>>>
>>> Lee

>>
>> who's right Lee?
>>

>
> Whoever the pepperoni guy is. At Snopes, you cannot copy text unless
> javascript is disabled.


Isn't that plain stupid!? if you really want to copy something, you're
going to do it...

Just install the web developer add-on/toolbar and you can disable and
reenable quickly.

 
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Leonidas Jones
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      03-03-2009
Justin wrote:
> Leonidas Jones wrote on [Mon, 02 Mar 2009 22:48:01 GMT]:
>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>> Leonidas Jones wrote:
>>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>>> (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
>>>>>> Java script is nasty stuff anyhow, it can really screw up
>>>>>> your computer and spread malware too. I keep it disabled most of the
>>>>>> time.
>>>>> hogwash! I keep it on all the time and I've never had a problem with it.
>>>>>
>>>> He's right.
>>>>
>>>> Lee
>>> who's right Lee?
>>>

>> Whoever the pepperoni guy is. At Snopes, you cannot copy text unless
>> javascript is disabled.

>
> Isn't that plain stupid!? if you really want to copy something, you're
> going to do it...
>
> Just install the web developer add-on/toolbar and you can disable and
> reenable quickly.
>



Prefbar does it as well.

Lee
 
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