Why no pasting allowed in "Matlab Answers"?

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The editor for Matlab Answers apparently no longer allows pasting text from another source. I commonly will write notes to myself, and then use that content to submit to this forum. Why shut down this functionality???
Followup: I found that this limitation occurs when using the latest Firefox browser in Mac OS. It is not a problem with the Google Chrome browser.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 17 Mar 2019
Pasting stop working with Firefox with Firefox 54 or 55. The exact release of failure appears to depend upon operating system .
On Mac it is still possible to paste using command V with Safari .
Mathworks is testing a bug fix for use with Firefox

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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 17 Feb 2019
You can paste. We do it all the time. However, you have to use keyboard shortcuts:
  • Copy: ctrl+c
  • Cut: ctrl+x
  • Paste: ctrl+v
On a Mac, replace ctrl with command.
What appears in the rt-click menu in a browser is context driven by the browser and not a choice made by MathWorks.
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Mark Brandon
Mark Brandon on 20 Feb 2019
Thanks for the information about shortcuts. I was already aware about these... The problem I describe occurs regardless of how copy, cut, and paste are implimented. As noted already, it seems that the issue is due to Firefox (at least the Mac version). Chrome has no problem with pasting for this forum.

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