Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Broken clipboards

The clipboard in Chrome/Mac is getting worse not better.

Basically there are times when Copy just doesn't work. The way to work around it is to create a new tab, set up the tab so that the text you want to copy is selected, and do it again. It might work.

Repeat until it does work. Sometimes copying stuff to the clipboard, an operation that shouldn't require any conscious effort for an experienced user such as myself, takes minutes.

That's Chrome on the Mac. Now Safari on the iPad, another of my mainstays, can't copy and paste.

This is such a basic important operation for a computer, to be able to copy an idea from one place to insert it into another. This kind of breakage simply is not acceptable. Yet what choice do we have other than to accept it. It may seem like a small annoyance, but it's a very huge change in the way computers work. And not something anyone else is likely to ask about. So I thought I should.

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By Dave Winer, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:07 PM. Ask not what the Internet can do for you...