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Can't copy and paste bookmarks into email ???

By macx
Jul 11, 2006
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  1. Firefox, Excite email, XP Home.

    When I used Netscape w/Excite email, it wasn't a problem.
    I could open the bookmark manager and copy and paste
    bookmarks into emails.

    Now it won't paste bookmarks into the same Excite email,
    just using Firefox instead of Netscape.

    I'm sure there's a reason, and more to the point a way to
    allow it?

    Thanks!!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I too have exactly the same problem.

    I use Yahoo mail and can`t copy and paste from firefox into the email window. I can do this with no problems, if I use IE.

    As far as I`m aware, this is a bug in Firefox. See HERE.

    Sometimes I have problems with copy and paste in general. I wish the makers of Firefox, would get this bug fixed asap.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. #Curtis

    #Curtis Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    In FF, go to the bookmarks tab, right click, copy. Then paste into the email you want to send. Thats what i do, works every time, im not totally user how to do multiple ones but i will have a look for you.
  4. macx

    macx TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 743

    That's what I have been trying to do and no "Paste" option shows.

    I did discover one thing - in the "Enhanced" email mode, where you
    can do different fonts, colors, etc, there's an icon for "link" above the
    email message box.

    I did a test email where I clicked that icon which opened a window
    including a box for a url, then went to the Bookmarks Manager and
    did a normal Copy, then I was able to paste the bookmark into the
    url spot, but it wouldn't let me continue from that point.

    It looked like if you typed the url into the box it might work,
    but that's certainly not what I want to have to do.

    Just a small glitch but one that can be quite annoying. I often
    send friends links and now I have to open a new Word doc and
    paste the link in there. Then attach the Word doc to the email,
    and assuming the receiver has Word, it seems to work. Clicking
    on the link in Word gets Word to go onto the internet and find
    the site in the link.

    Very cumbersome, but so far I've found no other way.
  5. macx

    macx TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 743

    I just discovered something else.

    When I use the keyboard shortcut for Paste, a dialogue box pops up
    that says Cut/Copy/Paste aren't allowed for "unprivileged scripts"
    (apparently what they're calling the Bookmark) for "security reasons".

    It goes on to say Click OK to see a note at Mozilla.org about how to
    allow bookmarks to be pasted. The OK is in a small window in that box.
    But when I click OK as instructed, the whole box just disappears.

    So, it appears to be intentional, but they need to figure out how to
    differentiate between saved Bookmarks and other scripts so that
    Bookmarks CAN be copied/pasted into emails!
  6. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    you can try right clicking the bookmarks>properties then selecting the address to paste it into the email...

    example, i'd go in firefox Bookmarks>Techspot Openboards (right click)>properties>Location (select all)>copy
    then in the email >paste... see if that works.. (its a bit combursome but usualy does work..)
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