How to paste into a form element in the browser widget

Tore Nilsen tore.nilsen at
Tue Dec 14 07:07:39 EST 2021

Ah, I see! Wel,l back to redesigning the whole application to include the menus then. Thanks!

Best Regards

> 14. des. 2021 kl. 13:04 skrev Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
> On 2021-12-14 11:41, Tore Nilsen via use-livecode wrote:
>> I have a problem pasting into a form element on a web page in the
>> browser widget. This works well in the IDE, but not in a standalone
>> application. The application has no menus, but I have included a
>> pasteKey script to handle paste shortcuts. This does not seem to do
>> the trick in the browser widget. I have tried to put the script in the
>> stack script, the card script and even in the widget itself, although
>> I wouldn’t expect the latter to work. Are there anyone who has run
>> across this problem before and may offer a solution?
> I think you'll need to include an Edit menu with the normal shortcuts (Cut/Copy/Paste) - make sure the tag of the items is correct as the engine uses those to map them to the internal (Cocoa) references. e.g.
>  (Cu&t /X|cut
>  (&Copy /C|copy
>  (&Paste /V|paste
> Cocoa-based controls (which the browser widget uses the WebView variant of) don't respond to shortcuts directly, but only via menu item accelerators - so the browser widget needs the menu items present for such shortcuts to work.
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.
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