The search field does not have the option to paste content by right click

Some user claimed that when they rightclick on the search field there is no option to paste previosly copied text. CTRL + V works though

Update 1:

It happens on all Browsers on Windows 7 and 8

Update 2:

It is not possible to paste content on iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

Update 3:

It is not possible to paste content on Android devices (Tested on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3)

Toms's avatar
asked 2013-11-18 02:30:20 -0500, updated 2013-12-03 13:03:59 -0500
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Please ask him to tell you in which browser and OS this happens. This may not be easy to fix though, because handling of right click may be browser and OS dependent.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-11-23 14:54:00 -0500) edit

I see this happening on Windows 7 and Google Chrome browser. There is no paste option when I right click

Nikhil's avatar Nikhil (2013-11-23 15:06:42 -0500) edit

Can you paste into other fields, such as "interesting tags"?

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-11-23 15:13:49 -0500) edit

Yes I can! There are 2 options now. "Paste" and "Paste as plain text"

Nikhil's avatar Nikhil (2013-11-23 15:16:04 -0500) edit

Then it could be because of the design - the label "search or ask your question" is actually overlaid on top of the input box. When you right click the browser is thinking you're over an element that cannot be pasted into.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-11-23 15:44:20 -0500) edit
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