Native browser address bar cut and paste

asked 2020-01-15 05:22:00 +0300

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The back story:

I tried to login to a free wifi service which re-directed to their own login landing page. I was unable to fill it in due to the drop-down menu for "country" being unselectable. It dropped down and scrolled OK, but I couldn't select, so I couldn't login.

Plan B was to cut the unfeasibly long landing page address and paste it into my goto Kiwi Browser and try that.

Alas, I was unable to cut the address from the address bar. Aside from the broken drop-down behavious, is the lack of cut & paste i) a feature, ii) a bug, or iii) user error?

When I typed the address into Kiwi Browser everything worked fine.

I am on an Xperia X using the latest release

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I am on Xperia XA2 Plus Sailfish, I was able to copy url from sailfish-browser just fine. But pasting it to android apps works only half of the time, but I think that problem has been known for a while.

0xe4524ffe ( 2020-01-15 06:39:51 +0300 )edit

Long pressing address bar works for me for a copy

Rikujolla ( 2020-01-15 06:53:02 +0300 )edit

i think it is not a a bug, when you select some text, it is in the clipboard. no click needed, but cutting is not possible...

manu ( 2020-01-15 09:51:26 +0300 )edit

one can just move the markers around - as text that is marked is also in the clipboard - this is cutting it ;)

misc11 ( 2020-01-15 11:33:24 +0300 )edit

Thanks sailors ...

DrDweeb ( 2020-01-15 19:20:32 +0300 )edit