Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116278
Text Editor Cut and Paste not working using Netscape 7.1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:03:22 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Description of problem:
Cut and Paste seems to be disabled.
I get a message directing me to:
Following the instructions on this page does not solve problem for me.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in using Netscape
2. Create item.
3. Edit Body Text.
4. Attempt to paste text into editor.
? "Unprivileged scripts cannot access Cut/Copy/Paste programatically
for security reasons. Click OK to see a technical note at mozilla.org
which shows how to allow a script to access the clipboard."
OK | Cancel
Expected Results: Text pastes normally as it does using
Tried created the user.js file but problem remains
I've reproduced this with Mozilla 1.4 & tried various options to
enable cut & paste, to no avail.
Actually, this instructions in securityprefs.html are mostly right,
but there are a couple of issues, at least with netscape 7.1 on
1) user.js should go in the following directory:
"C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profilename\xxxxxxxx.slt" (user_name is the
logged-in user name, xxxx is a random string -- this directory will
Note that application data is actually a hidden folder, so you may
have to type it in explicitly to find the folder. On my windows
machine, the actual path to user.js is:
"C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application
2) the 4 user_pref lines can be pasted in mostly as-is, but of
course you need to change "www.mozilla.org" in the following line to
the particular site that you're trying to access:
If you want to allow cut and paste on all sites, you can just add the
following two lines (instead of the four lines suggested):
If you want to make a global change to allow cut and paste for all
sites (and all users on the machine), you can edit the following two
lines in "C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\defaults\pref\all.js":
from noAccess to allAccess.
Thanks Scott, I used your global change information.
Now works for me using netscape 7.1 on Windows 2000.
Passed retest at Camden.