Google Chrome extension that prevents the blocking of pasting into input fields
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Don't fuck with copy and paste

Don't Fuck With Paste - Chrome Web Store

Background

It annoys me to no end when a web application prevents me from being able to paste content into an input field, or copy it out. If I paste an incorrect email address, that's my own damn fault. I use tools like 1Password to remember all kinds of things for me, and it's actually more error prone for me to type out all the characters than it is for me to copy from 1Password and paste into a text box.

Solution

This is a dead simple Google Chrome extension that removes copy and paste blocking.

Usage

The easiest way to add a site to the blacklist is to click on the extension icon inactive icon, then optionally edit the auto-generated pattern, lastly click "Save":

New pattern dialog example

After that, the extension icon should now be blue, meaning the extension is active for your current tab: active icon

Version 2 Upgrade

Version 2 is a major update to the extension. It makes it much easier to ensure the extension is only running on sites that are bad actors with copy & paste events and it also provides visibility into the active/inactive state of the extension for each tab.

In order to provide the smoothest experience as possible, the extension needs to know when you change active tabs. In order for the extension to know about that event, it needs the tabs permission, which Chrome describes as "can read and change all your data on websites you visit." That description is very scary, and is certainly not what this extension is doing. Being an open-sourced project, you can always read all the code to see how this extension works, and what it's [not] doing with your data.

To read more about the version 2 upgrade, see: the wiki page.