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May 19, 2012 04:20 AM

Copy & paste trouble

Does Chow block copy & paste?

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  1. Nope -- what are you trying to copy and paste? And what's happening when you try?

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    1. re: Jacquilynne

      Recipes. I'm using my iPad. I tried to copy and paste from other websites and there was no problem.

      1. re: Lcarper

        And what's happening when you try? Is it not selecting the text, or not offering the option to copy in the menu that pops up, or?

        1. re: Jacquilynne

          Oddly the cut/copy/paste is not working on my IPad either. OK on other places.

          1. re: Samalicious

            Anyone from Chow here to help us out??

            If I can't copy and paste recipes, I'll delete Chow from my Flipboard and replace it with a site that will let me copy and paste.

            Thanks Samalicious and Jacquilynne for your comments. :-)

            1. re: Lcarper

              Sorry, I should have signed my comments.

              I do seem to be able to replicate this -- I can't get text to select all when viewing recipes. But I completely suck about copying and pasting things on my iPad on every site -- I only usually manage to do it by accident -- so if you can confirm that's also the way you're experiencing the problem, that would be helpful.

              -- Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

              1. re: Jacquilynne

                Nothing happens for me. I hold the cursor on the spot I want to begin copying and nothing happens. Sometimes a box will come up saying Save, Cancel. I can't highlight any part or whole of the page I'm on. When I hit save, all it does is save a link.

                Links do me no good because I save my recipes on my computer and iPad.

                1. re: Lcarper

                  Is Chow doing anything about this?

                  1. re: Lcarper

                    Sorry, I don't have a status update to report. Our Engineering team isn't generally available on the weekends, and it's still early on Monday morning in their time zone, so I haven't even been able to check in with them to find out if its a known issue. Depending on how hard it is to fix, it may take more or less time to address the issue.

        2. re: Lcarper

          Not just recipes. My ipad2 running latest OS can't select text in board postings either. Hasn't been able to for months, including previous versions of iOs.

      2. This should be fixed now. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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        1. I know I'm bumping a very old thread, but I've been unable to copy and paste from Chowhound, just for the last couple of days. I use Chrome, so I just tried in Safari, and it works OK there. But no go in Chrome.

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          1. re: L.Nightshade

            Hi L.Nightshade. We're not able to reproduce this issue on our end. Could you try clearing your cache in Chrome and see if that resolves it?

            1. re: DeborahL

              I clear my cache daily, it does not help.

              1. re: L.Nightshade

                Very mysterious. It'd be difficult for us to troubleshoot this one since it's not being widely reported and we can't reproduce it. One other suggestion would be to try updating your OS. We're running 10.10.3, and it looks like you're on 10.10.2. Hope that does it for you!

                1. re: DeborahL

                  Well what do you know, that did the trick.
                  What a funny manifestation, and it only occurred a couple days ago. Thanks!