Starting yesterday, all of the sites I use frequently that have a "copy" button that copies text to my clipboard no longer work.

I can still highlight the text and cmd + c to copy, but would really like to know why the browser buttons are not working. This occurs in safari, firefox and chrome so it isn't browser related.

Running OSX 10.11.5 13in MBP retina

It is also a company computer, so please no solutions of erase and reinstall OS.

  • Did you update your software? Even a minor update to OS X could have done this. And you're not running Beta software, right? – owlswipe Jun 17 '16 at 21:10
  • Not running beta software, and have not updated it. – JSturgessMeyers Jun 20 '16 at 12:56
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    Really not sure about this. Do you have any common extensions between the browsers (an ad blocker, 1Password, Pocket, Avast, BitDefender, etc.) that could be modifying code (whether purposefully or not). Try disabling these. Note: the adblockers don't have to be the same brand/maker. – owlswipe Jun 20 '16 at 22:28
  • Nope, nothing in common because my only browser with extensions on this machine is Firefox. The only thing I have been doing out of the ordinary is installing/updating some ruby gems. And I know it isn't broken on the websites end because it works fine for my coworker. – JSturgessMeyers Jun 21 '16 at 14:00
  • Ok, I'm going to assume it's not the ruby gems (though I guess it might be) because I can't help you there. It seems like the copy to clipboard button is browser-based (it appears in Chrome on certain sites but not in Opera, for example). So let's do a test. Ensure your Chrome is up to date, turn off proxies/firewalls/similar things, and open up this link (in Chrome on your Mac): github.com/nasa/openmct. Press the big green Clone or Download button and you should see a link pop up, with a copy button next to that. Press it, and see if your clipboard changes. Then report back. – owlswipe Jun 21 '16 at 20:39

Some websites' 'copy to clipboard' buttons require Adobe Flash Player depending on your browser. Make sure flash is installed and up-to-date; see if that helps.

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