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Can't Fix Copy/Paste pictures

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Boothby, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Boothby

    Boothby Active Member

    @Mike wrote:
    This is the result when copying a pic from Finder to Firefox 22, only a placeholder was uploaded:

  2. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    You need to drag the file from Finder into the editor.
  3. Boothby

    Boothby Active Member

    @AndyB, I did that and it works, but Mike wrote something different and this doesn't work.
  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I agree, it looks like the copy/paste image is not working as Mike described. I'm on a mac OSX 10.8.3 and Firefox 21.0.
  5. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member


  6. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    I want to foxnews.com
    Right clicked on the image
    Selected 'Copy Image'
    Came here and clicked on the editor box
    Hit 'Ctrl + V' on my keyboard
    Picture was automatically added.

    I use Chrome.
  7. Boothby

    Boothby Active Member


    Hmm, in Firefox it works different. Only a img-link to the image is inserted.

  8. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member


    Okay that works fine I copy an image in a website. Apparently it just doesn't work if we copy a image file using the Finder in OSX.
  9. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    I don't think it works with FF.
    Not sure what Finder is..
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Mac OS X equivalent to Windows Explorer.
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  11. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    @AndyB you're dragging something from Finder into the editor?
  12. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Correct, works great. It was a .jpg image file.
  13. sonnb

    sonnb Well-Known Member

    I think we need to copy image's data not the file itself. For example copy from website or in Editor or from Print Screen.
  14. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Works for me.

    Pressed print screen and then simply right click my mouse here in the editor window, paste.... Ta` da

  15. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The issue in question is rather specifically about pasting a file from Finder. It's not related to having image "content" in the clipboard, but an actual file reference. Additionally, the behavior in other OSes will vary.

    At worst, we can't do anything about it and it's a browser issue. At best, we can only suppress the finder preview. It depends what data is exposed.
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  16. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    what is "Finder" ?
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  17. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    file manager in OSX
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  18. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    It would be nice if there was some sort of a message telling people they can just drag and drop an image. It's so hidden, no one knows about it.
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  19. James

    James Well-Known Member

    You could add a phrase under the editor perhaps, it's just one of those things people learn over time :D
  20. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Yeah I hope so. It's really a hidden feature. I don't know how someone would just discover this. Likely they will click on upload a file. Even having some explanatory text there that you can drag and drop would be nice. How about a message that appears when you hover over the upload a file button: "Or simply drag and drop it in your message". That would work. Anyone else have any ideas?

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