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Kudos0

Using paste to re-type password

I have encountered a website that will not allow me to use paste to (re)enter my password a 2nd time.  My Norton is generating some complicated password for me that I do not want to manually type.  Is there a workaround?

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Kudos0

Re: Using paste to re-type password

Try Ctrl + V.

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Kudos0

Re: Using paste to re-type password

Maybe the web site is just not allowing copy/paste for the password confirmation. As the website owner if this is the case.

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Kudos0

Re: Using paste to re-type password

Many sites which are secure site like banking & trading and other sites having transactions does not allow copy and paste at all anywhere on the site.

Some of these sites even does not allow to press "Enter" key after entering your "username" & "password" on the login screen, you have to click "Submit" or "OK" button (whatever be the case) to submit.

This a standard nowadays for your safety, but depending on the site which has adopted or not.

Kudos0

Re: Using paste to re-type password

Other than peterweb's idea to ask the website's admin to change the setting I have found only one other suggestion on how to enable copy-paste in web pages that disallow it, but it didn't work.  Perhaps you can tell me how to modify the steps or suggest something else that might work?  Here is the suggestion that did not work:

"Open the page editor and select the field that’s causing you trouble.  Right click it and then choose “inspect element” from the bottom of the contextual menu."

"There’s likely a section in the highlighted line of code that says onpaste=”return false;” or something along those lines."

"Double click on the part that says return false and change it to return true. Now simply close the code editor, and proceed to paste your previously copied text!"

Kudos0

Re: Using paste to re-type password

You may be copying other characters with your password such as return or line feed characters if copying form notepad or similar it is easy to select these as well. Hope is resolves.

Kudos0

Re: Using paste to re-type password

If it is only the one web site with this issue, why not change your password to a pass phrase that you can easily remember for that site. Something like     1lovewhatTh1ss!tehasto0ffer   or some other phrase about that site.  It seems to be a lot less effort than trying to hack a web site to do something the owner does not want you to do. 

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