At some point, it became impossible to cut and paste text directly from the description field in the “About” tab of a YouTube video.
This is not an intended change. We’re working to fix this issue now. Thanks for your patience, everyone.
As of 9 AM June 24, 2014, the problem appears to have been fixed.
However, keep these techniques in mind – they may be useful on other websites.
In a nutshell:
- In Chrome, go into the Print function via your browser menu, which drops down from the upper right corner of the browser window. You can select the text and copy the description from the print preview page.
- In Mozilla, select View/Page Style/No Style. Scroll down and highlight the description. You can revert to Page Style and your text will still be highlighted.
Published on Jun 18, 2014 by Peter Stewart
Early june, youtube launched an update that basically makes it impossible to copy any text from the about tab/ description area. this is a privacy issue. it can be good or bad depending on who wants to copy, what do u guys think ?
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Published on Jun 23, 2014 by Peter Stewart
so im making this tutorial for Mozilla Fans, my past video was only
for Chrome users. so this will help you guys as it is kinda much
more easier. to do this in chrome…