Enable Copy-Paste In Web Pages That Disallow It With A Firefox Tweak

Enable Copy-Paste In Web Pages That Disallow It With A Firefox Tweak

Firefox: Some web sites don’t let users copy text or paste their own, such as PayPal which won’t let you paste a password. This Firefox settings tweak gives you copy-paste functionality when sites try to take it away.

In PayPal’s case, it blocks pasting passwords as a security measure. But if you want to bypass that or simply copy-paste text from any site which doesn’t allow it, WonderHowTo tells us how:

  1. Go to about:config
  2. Search for dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled
  3. Double-click it to change the value to “false”

Restart your browser and you’re done! Of course, when it comes to passwords, you are better off using a password generator and manager like Lastpass. But this is still a neat trick for web sites which don’t allow you to copy their text.

How to Re-Enable Copy & Paste on Annoying Sites That Block It [WonderHowTo]


  • This irritates me no end..
    I use a password manager and despise the browser plugin – which means that I HAVE to copy and paste.. So I end up using less characters because I’m not going to sit there for 5 minutes having to manually type in the strong password that I would have used otherwise.
    Appreciate the tip, but I’m bitter about having to apply it 😀

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