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Lcarper May 19, 2012 04:20 AM

Does Chow block copy & paste?

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  1. Jacquilynne RE: Lcarper May 19, 2012 06:08 AM

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

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    1. re: Jacquilynne
      Lcarper RE: Jacquilynne May 19, 2012 12:04 PM

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

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        Jacquilynne RE: Lcarper May 19, 2012 01:12 PM

        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
          Samalicious RE: Jacquilynne May 19, 2012 01:57 PM

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

          1. re: Samalicious
            Lcarper RE: Samalicious May 20, 2012 07:09 AM

            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
              Jacquilynne RE: Lcarper May 20, 2012 07:37 AM

              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
                Lcarper RE: Jacquilynne May 20, 2012 08:13 AM

                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
                  Lcarper RE: Lcarper May 21, 2012 09:04 AM

                  Is Chow doing anything about this?

                  1. re: Lcarper
                    Jacquilynne RE: Lcarper May 21, 2012 09:30 AM

                    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
          Jim Leff RE: Lcarper May 31, 2012 07:06 AM

          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. Engineering RE: Lcarper Jun 14, 2012 05:09 PM

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

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        1. re: Engineering
          Jim Leff RE: Engineering Jun 15, 2012 01:19 PM

          Yup! Great job!

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