What is the extra popup for when pasting into the comments field?

Asked by caveman

I have been entering comments into the report sheets which have been implimented.

Every time I go to paste in some text, when i press Ctrl. + V, a new box comes up which asks me to paste in the info. I press Ctrl. + V again then press the ok button with the mouse then have got my text into the box.

This seems like a long process to just get some text pasted into the box. Most of my comments are generated elsewhere and I copy and paste them into the system so this seems to be taking a lot longer than I was expecting because of the extra clicks. Why are all these steps here and is there an easier way that I can paste text into the apprpriate comment fields?

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Douglas Cerna (replaceafill) said :

Thanks for pointing this out. We need to update our FCKeditor configuration.

You could edit /usr/share/pyshared/schooltool/skin/flourish/resources/editor_config.js changing line 36 from:

FCKConfig.ForcePasteAsPlainText = true ;


FCKConfig.forcePasteAsPlainText = true ;

You'll need to restart the schooltool service:

$ sudo service schooltool restart

and probably override your browser's cache by fully reloading the gradebook page (CTRL + SHIFT + R).

Let us know if this works.

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caveman (caveman-poid) said :

Hi Douglas,

This fix seems to work for firefox browsers but does not seem to work in Chrome browsers, even those Chrome browsers which did not access this page before today.

In Chrome, the Ctrl. + V command now does nothing except moves the cursor back one space. In order to paste I now need to right click and select the paste option from the menu. This opens the new window where I can use Ctrl. + V to paste then press ok.

Any other suggestions to help on the Chrome side?

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