Posts Tagged ‘clipboard’

Prevent Copy Text Manipulation in Chrome

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

If you’ve ever copied text from a web page, and then pasted the text elsewhere only to find that the text has been altered, you’ll probably appreciate these Chrome extensions.

Websites and services can use JavaScript, and other technologies such as Flash if available, to manipulate text that is copied to the clipboard by users. Some sites use the feature to add a copyright note to the copied text while others may prevent copy operations to the clipboard entirely by erasing the copied contents before they reach the clipboard.


Tinfoil for Firefox Provides Easy Access to Advanced Privacy Preferences

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Here’s an interesting new extension for Firefox that simplifies the process of configuring privacy settings …

While you can make privacy related configuration changes in the Firefox options, many advanced options become only available when you load about:config or install add-ons that provide you with frontend access to those settings. You can check out our list of best privacy add-ons for Firefox which gives you an overview of good extensions for that purpose.


The New Features of the Windows 10 Command Prompt

Monday, October 13th, 2014

It’s interesting that Microsoft is spending time and resources to improve the command prompt. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that it’s been at least a decade or so since the last time that the command prompt was changed or improved.

If you have played around on a Windows 10 Preview system you may have noticed that it features an improved command prompt. While you won’t notice that right away, as it looks just like always, you will quickly notice changes when you try and paste into the command prompt or copy contents displayed there to the clipboard.


Block Websites from Reading or Modifying Clipboard Contents in Firefox

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Here’s a trick that could come in handy in a bunch of different situations; whether you’re copying text or pasting text.

Depending on how a website is configured, it may be able to read or modify Clipboard events that happen on it. Say, you highlight text on the site to copy it to the clipboard of your operating system to paste it into another application. A script could record what you are copying, or, to take it to another extreme, modify the contents. Some services may for instance add copyright information to the copied text automatically.


Copy CMD Output Directly to the Clipboard

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Cool trick! I’ve been a DOS user since the early 1980s, but this is a new one on me …

The Windows command line prompt can be handy at times and sometimes even the only option to execute a specific command in the operating system. You sometimes may need to copy the output of a command to the Windows Clipboard, for instance to use the output in another application. Most users that I know handle this either by sending the output to a file with the > filename.ext command or by frantically trying to figure out a way to select and copy the output contents in the command prompt window directly.