How do you interact with the clipboard using JavaScript?

This should be a pretty quick post.  I wanted to explore how to Copy/Cut/Paste on a webpage.  I figured how to do Copy and Cut pretty easily but Paste was a different story.

See the Pen
Copy/Cut/Paste text to clipboard demo
by Joe Steinbring (@steinbring)
on CodePen.

So, why isn’t paste working in the pen?  It looks like as of Chrome 39, you can only do it after declaring the clipboard permissions in the manifest file.  Am I going to do that for this demo?  Of course not. 🙂

Have a better way to do this … or a easy solution for fixing paste?  Please drop a comment, below.

 

[Cover photo by Scott Sanker on Unsplash]

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