Why is paste disabled?

When I add a new account, why do you disable paste in the credentials field? This is misguided. The chat support person told me the intent was to increase security, but this does not make sense. You are encouraging people to use passwords that are easy to type, as opposed to long complex random passwords, which means disabling paste is making things LESS secure.

All I can think of is that maybe you are worried about my clipboard, and that some malicious code on my machine might be reading my clipboard? If so, I appreciate the concern, but let me worry about that.


Best Answer

  • Humanleg86
    Humanleg86 Member ✭✭
    edited November 20 Answer ✓

    You can paste into the field at least from iOS and windows. I use right click paste and Ctrl V.


  • RobWilk
    RobWilk Superuser ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am curious if this is on a desktop/laptop or one of the mobile apps? I don't want to sign out of mobile to test it right now.

    Rob Wilkens

  • This is on the Simplifi website (Chrome Mac). Here's a screenshot. I picked Fidelity as an example, but they are all the same. Notice in the Edit Menu that paste is disabled. If I press command V nothing happens. If I click Edit Paste nothing happens.

  • RobWilk
    RobWilk Superuser ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm in Chrome on a Mac, I don't use those menus up top for cut/copy/paste, I just press Command+V to paste, and it works for me on that same screen. I just tested it.

    Rob Wilkens

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.