2015-10-14

My Firefox won't paste text! A workaround using AutoHotkey.

In Firefox I often find myself unable to paste into Facebook or YouTube comment boxes. I've been a Mozilla fan since 3.0, but bugs like these make Firefox a pain. Here's a workaround that works in my 64-bit Windows 7:
  1. Install AutoHotkey.
  2. Save this script as "type_clipboard.ahk":
    ; http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/76296-type-out-text-in-clipboard/
    ; ctrl+win+v
    ^#v::
        sendraw %clipboard%
    return
  3. Run the script and press Ctrl+Win+V to have AutoHotkey type your clipboard text into Firefox.