Text copying disabledApril 18, 2008 | 8:49 am
I was writing an email to a friend, and tried to copy and paste a URL, but all that get pasted was “Text copying disabled”.
Eventually I realised is was a survey I was completing in another tab (I like to multi-task). I looked at the source, and saw no JS. All there was was a piece of flash embedded.
Once I closed the survey everything worked, but it’s a bit worrying that flash can take over your computer to such an extent!
Does anyone know of any security settings that could stop this? Is there anything else Flash can do to take over a computer?
I’ve had a lot of people coming to this blog looking for how to fix this. If I’m right, the easiest way to fix this will be to close all web browsers.
If this doesn’t work please let me know and I’ll look in to it. If it does work, feel free to comment too – I’d be interested to know how widespread the problem is.