Windows 10: highlight and cut and paste not working on coastwatch Solved

  1.    01 Jul 2017 #1

    highlight and cut and paste not working on coastwatch


    Hi,
    A few times I've been to coastwatch.com.au website and looked at the Fishing topic. It was possible to highlight words and then copy and paste, but not now.

    Does anyone know if its a problem with windows 10 or has coastwatch web page stopped this to happen, If so, is there a workaround.

    Don't want to print a lot of pages
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  2. Posts : 624
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       01 Jul 2017 #2

    The only way I know that you can copy paste on a site like that is to view the source of the web page and copy it that way.

    You could probably use the developer tool (F12) and remove the code that disables copy paste, I have not tried that though.
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  3.    01 Jul 2017 #3

    Hi sml156.

    I can only check for source of email but not a webpage, I tried to do so but could not view it.

    I have not tried F12. Copy and paste works great on word document and every other web page except on Coastwatch.com.au webpage. Maybe someone can go that website and see if they have success, if they can copy and paste then it's a problem on my end. If not then it could well be that particular website / webpage cant be done as in highlighting words with cursor, then copy and paste onto a word document.
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  4.    07 Jul 2017 #4

    I have tried F12, it does not work.

    Has anyone else tested that website and able to highlight words and copy to work document, if so, how did you go about it. I've tried a few times and I'm stumped.
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  5. Posts : 624
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       07 Jul 2017 #5

    I tried it with this page Coastwatch with Internet Explorer and Chrome using right click then view source and it worked.


    Click on the relevant map to access wave height, direction and period from wave buoys on the Queensland and northern New South Wales Coast
    Note:
    The site is setup so that you are not allowed to copy it with copy paste the way you are used too. I would try to find another site with the info you need that will let you copy it, That site must get it's info from somewhere so try to find it.
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  6. Posts : 624
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       07 Jul 2017 #6

    Just figured out another way.

    I did this in Chrome but Explorer can do it too:
    Open the page then press Ctrl + S
    Save it as html
    Use file Explorer and go to the directory where you saved the page
    Open it with Notepad++ , Windows Notepad should be able to open it also.

    <h2 class="top-bottom-padding-12">Wave Buoys</h2>
    <div class="top-bottom-padding-12 shadowBackdrop" style="padding: 12px; margin: 12px 0">
    <p>
    Click on the relevant map to access wave height, direction and period from wave buoys on the
    Queensland and northern New South Wales Coast
    </p>
    </div>
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  7.    07 Jul 2017 #7

    Hi,
    Thanks for that info / advice.

    Do you mean save the website address as html or the individual topic posts within Coastwatch fish reports as html?

    Cheers
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  • Posts : 624
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       07 Jul 2017 #8

    You use the browser to save the webpage you want to copy.

    Internet Explorer and Chrome use the same command to save the page it's Ctrl + S and select HTML and the folder you want to save it in.

    Then open it in either notepad or notepad++
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  •    08 Jul 2017 #9

    ok, i'll see how it goes and see if it works for me.
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    08 Jul 2017 #10

    @sml156,
    Many thanks for your help on my problem. I have tried what you suggested and works great. It's fiddley but does what I need. Would have been greater if they didn't change the way how it use to work.

    Cheers
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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