Chrome can't cut and paste without breaking things

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"Copying and pasting requires the free Google Drive web app. This lets us access your clipboard so you can cut, copy and paste."

Because THE BROWSER can't? I find this stunning, as even Netscape 1.0 had the ability to cut and paste and it worked *just* *fine.*

Here, let me highlight the text I want to copy, oh, and LOOK! Flower-c works! Hey, I copied it!

WHY I selected the secondary mouse key and thought selecting "Copy URL" was a good thing, I have no idea.

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The webapp is telling you that it can't trigger a copy/paste operation from HTML because the browser security model doesn't permit direct access to the clipboard. Cmd-C happens at the Chrome (app) level so clipboard access is allowed. The Drive chrome app provides an API for HTML to access the clipboard.

google subverts browser copy/paste because they want access to your clipboard so they can mine that data.

Right click, copy/paste works on every other page, because they don't try to subvert it with javascript.