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Post Posted September 15th, 2017, 7:43 am

Hello!

For years now I am having problem with gumtree.com. I cannot copy text from its webpages.

Example: try to copy the text of the ad at https://www.gumtree.com/p/property-to-s ... 1266127048

Is there a fix for this?

Thanks!

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Post Posted September 15th, 2017, 8:04 am

firefoxuse wrote:Example: try to copy the text of the ad

Which Ad? I don't see one.
You know the drill, Safe Mode and if that doesn't work a New test Profile.
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Post Posted September 15th, 2017, 8:19 am

firefoxuse wrote:Hello!

For years now I am having problem with gumtree.com. I cannot copy text from its webpages.

Example: try to copy the text of the ad at https://www.gumtree.com/p/property-to-s ... 1266127048

Is there a fix for this?

Thanks!

You mean this text? As you can see, no problem copying it.

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 King size double room in barking
Close to the station.
All billls included
Free unlimited internet
Lovely house mates
Close to the all aminities
Close to the night bus service
No dss
No kids
No pets pls
Deposit required
Monthly basis only.
If I don't pick up the phone pls do text me your name and ur expected moving date.
Thanks regards
07459 151714

Ad ID: 1266127048

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Post Posted September 15th, 2017, 8:40 am

Well, just to confuse matters, I see the following, if you scroll down a tad, spelling mistakes 'n' all.

Posted
1 day ago
Seller type
Private
Date available
14 Sep 2017

Property type
House
Room type
Double room
Available to couples
Yes

Description

King size double room in barking
Close to the station.
All billls included
Free unlimited internet
Lovely house mates
Close to the all aminities
Close to the night bus service
No dss
No kids
No pets pls
Deposit required
Monthly basis only.
If I don't pick up the phone pls do text me your name and ur expected moving date.
Thanks regards
07459 151714

Ad ID: 1266127048


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Post Posted September 15th, 2017, 8:42 am

I cannot copy it and I have freshly installed FF

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Post Posted September 15th, 2017, 8:46 am

firefoxuse wrote: I have freshly installed FF
Uh-hu, with a New Profile and NO Extensions added ?
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Post Posted September 15th, 2017, 12:23 pm

I see you have Windows 8.1 installed which is also what I have. So hit the Windows key to take you to the Start menu with the tiles and start typing snipping tool anywhere on the screen. You'll see it appear on the right hand side. For convenience right click Snipping Tool and click "Pin to Start" and/or "Pin to Taskbar".

Then go to gumtree and when you find an ad you want to make a note of click your Snipping Tool tile or taskbar quick launch icon and you'll get this menu. Click "New" and the screen will be overlaid with a pale grey transparent film. Using the mouse draw a square around the ad you want to copy and then let go of the mouse button. Give it a name and save it somewhere.

If you haven't used the Snipping Tool before click the down arrow beside the "New" button and choose "Rectangular snip" which is the one I find is the best one to use. It will stay that way when you use it again afterwards.

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Post Posted September 15th, 2017, 12:28 pm

LIMPET235 wrote:Well, just to confuse matters, I see the following, if you scroll down a tad, spelling mistakes 'n' all.

Posted
1 day ago
Seller type
Private
Date available
14 Sep 2017

Property type
House
Room type
Double room
Available to couples
Yes

Description

King size double room in barking
Close to the station.
All billls included
Free unlimited internet
Lovely house mates
Close to the all aminities
Close to the night bus service
No dss
No kids
No pets pls
Deposit required
Monthly basis only.
If I don't pick up the phone pls do text me your name and ur expected moving date.
Thanks regards
07459 151714

Ad ID: 1266127048


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I see the all of that as well LIMPET, but I only wanted to demonstrate that I could copy the text without a problem so I just chose the bit I posted.

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Post Posted September 15th, 2017, 11:51 pm

v55 fresh profile - mark&copy is possible - again one of the installed extensions and/or system software or extension from some installed program.

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Post Posted September 16th, 2017, 4:15 pm

The text in the ads are part of a link, so you can't directly select this text.
You need to right-click the text and open the Inspector then you can copy the text from the left HTML pane.
If necessary then right-click and use "Edit as HTML".
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Tools/Page_Inspector

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Post Posted September 16th, 2017, 11:47 pm

The text in the ads are part of a link

idd - my bad - thats an iframe ("Sponsored Links") - either copy page text or copy ad text, both it not possible

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