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apparition
12-31-2009, 09:34 AM
this little thing works in Internet Explorer but not in Chrome.. and i m a Chrome fan... is there a way to make it work in Chrome?

javascript:window.clipboardData.setData("Text", 'here is my text');

i use it to create a full link to an embedded video file in a website, which i can then download via a separate download software, such as Orbit.. i tried to use "'window.location.href", but that would make Chrome download the file itself.. i wanted to use separate download software.. :confused:

Fumigator
12-31-2009, 03:36 PM
You can't have it both ways. If you use a function that is only supported by IE, then you shouldn't be surprised when it doesn't work outside of IE.

apparition
12-31-2009, 06:15 PM
thanks for the reply... actually i m not concerned whether that thing works in Internet Explorer, I just want to use Chrome.. lets forget IE..

there must be a similar code for Chrome i guess...

apparition
01-03-2010, 06:16 AM
what is the Chrome version of javascript:window.clipboardData.setData("Text", 'here is my text');.........??

rnd me
01-03-2010, 10:19 AM
since chrome is designed to be a safe browser to use, it has no way for javascript to reach a user's private clipboard.

apparition
01-04-2010, 05:02 AM
is there any other way this could be done?

this is how i create a download link to the embedded video file: "https://website.com/"+something+something+".flv"

I then need to copy it to the clipboard using the javascript command i used earlier, later pasting it to my favorite download software.

i tried alert box, but i could not copy the text manually from the alert box itself..



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