Clipboard not working in Android Firefox

REPRODUCIBILITY: Always.
BUILD ID: 3.3.0.16 Rokua
HARDWARE: Xperia X (F5121 and F5122)
UI LANGUAGE: English (US)
REGRESSION: Yes. The clipboard still works with Android Firefox Mobile 67.0.3

DESCRIPTION:

The Clipboard is not working in Android Firefox Mobile > 67.0.3 as in Firefox 68.10.1

PRECONDITIONS:

Xperia X (F5121 or F5122)
Sailfish OS 3.3.0.16 Rokua
Android Firefox Mobile 68.10.1

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. Open Firefox for Android
  2. Select some text
  3. Copy to clipboard
  4. Try to paste it into “Notes” or somewhere else

EXPECTED RESULT:

The copied text gets pasted.

ACTUAL RESULT:

No text gets pasted.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

It is yet possible to copy from other Android Apps (WhatsApp for example)

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just tested on my XA2 with FF 79.0.5, and it works as expected (copy from FF, paste into email)

Thanks for the post. This is so far reproducible on Xperia 10 and we have created a bug report.

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This has been reported a while ago already. Even before SFOS 3. Guess it got lost on TJC.

@jiit: can you check if copying from the URL bar of Firefox works? I noticed that copying from there always works while selecting text and copying does only rarely (observed on Xperia X as well). Maybe this detail helps debugging the issue

From time to time ( 1.0 until 3.3 ) the clipboard is broken.

https://together.jolla.com/question/202609/xa2-ultra-h3213-android-clipboard-not-working/

It is “tracked by jolla”. Waiting for 3.4 or 3.5 or… who knows?

@rozgwi I think this has been reported more than once for different releases in the past and they all got fixed; but here we are again for some reason :grimacing:
You are right about the URL bar; copying works from there. You can even see a Firefox banner about it.

I’ve actually used the Firefox URL bar behavior as a workaround: copy the text in web page, paste it to the URL bar, then copy it again. After the second copy, I can usually paste it to other applications.

@jiit Thank you. Its just strange that the clipboard works with Android Firefox Mobile 67.0.3. I played with the clipboard settings in Firefox => about:config but still could not fix the behavior.