I've had this problem for a little while now (can't recall what would have triggered it). I'm using Safari 6.0.5 on 10.8.4 on an early 2011 15" MBP.

When I try to copy anything using the keyboard from google docs nothing happens - I also hear an audible error noise. I think it's Safari saying "HAHA - sucker". Anyhow, I can paste into GDocs with whatever is in the clipboard at the time. I also use PopClip, which gives you the option to copy text when something is selected - that works as normal. If I try to copy something from the edit menu, I get the "These actions are unavailable via the Edit menu, but you can still use:" error dialog.

Cleared cash, disabled plugins, restarted computer...etc...none of the typical troubleshooting stuff works.


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  • Could it be the keyboard shortcut for Safari not working? – Ruskes Aug 6 '13 at 20:18
  • I just tested this. Using ⌘ + C, the first time it doesn't make a noise, and it copies the source text correctly. However, if I press ⌘ + C again without first moving the cursor, I get the "beep" error noise. Is it possible you're accidentally hitting it twice? – tubedogg Aug 7 '13 at 1:51
  • @buscar - I don't think so because it works on other sites. @ KevinSchumacher - I does it on the first one for me. Good to know it at least does it on the second for you. I'll try some more troubleshooting and report back. – sevens Aug 7 '13 at 12:33
  • Just to clarify! how do you try to access "your" Google documents from Safari? – Ruskes Aug 7 '13 at 15:42
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    Please reopen this, this is valid problem with Safari and Google Docs, not related to PopClip. – sorin Dec 3 '13 at 15:06

I have recently switched from Chrome to Safari and now I'm having this problem when working in Google Docs. I'm sorry to say I don't have a solution at this time.

  • You've posted this as an answer, which is only for things that directly answer the question asked. If you have a different question, feel free to ask it using the Ask Question button at the top right. – bmike Sep 8 '13 at 16:03
  • Deep in the comments was an answer - PopClip can cause Google Docs to not work on Safari - so that might help you if you don't want to re-ask this. – bmike Sep 8 '13 at 16:05

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