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asked 2018-11-26 00:17:48 +0100

ululator gravatar image

I copied my email from a document to paste into a website’s login (using the mouse, not ctrl-V) It pastes as “email to: name@email” I just want my to paste email address, WITHOUT the words “email to:”

Yes, it does paste properly when I use ctrl-V… but it’s inefficient to keep switching my hand from the mouse to the keyboard & back again. Is there a work-around for this?

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So the problem is on the website side, where it treats Ctrl+V differently from some mouse action?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-11-26 11:35:43 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-11-26 20:57:42 +0100

ululator gravatar image

updated 2018-11-26 20:58:47 +0100

You’re right about the problem being on the website side. In fact, it seems limited to one website. I do use Firefox, by the way.

I’ve recently switched from OO to LO, & I’m still finding my way around, testing to see what works & what doesn’t.

Thanks for your response.

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answered 2018-11-26 13:21:41 +0100

BigRAl gravatar image

updated 2018-11-26 13:36:46 +0100

As @Mike Kaganski suggested, this is not a LO problem.

Many browsers will (correctly) parse the text as a valid email address and prepend the "mailto:" protocol.

EDIT: After further testing, it seems that Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V reliably copies only text, at least using Writer/Firefox.

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