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Bug 68765 - Requested clipboard format not available when right click on video
Summary: Requested clipboard format not available when right click on video
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 76338 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Media Clipboard
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Reported: 2013-08-30 18:05 UTC by bugcatcher1
Modified: 2020-02-02 14:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description bugcatcher1 2013-08-30 18:05:24 UTC
I right click on Adobe video player ( and others) and select any of these options:
Copy video URL
Copy video URL at current time
Copy embed code
Copy debug info
Copy stats for nerds

When I attempt to paste the information into a word document, I get this message: "Requested clipboard format not available."

I can immediately paste that same information into a text file (gedit) with no problem.

This has been going on for a few years, and has now reach the "need to fix it list", hence this bug report. Upgraded to Version: Build ID: 7e4286b58adc75a14f6d83f53a03b6c11fa2903  with same results.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-07-21 17:51:01 UTC

Ubuntu 14.04 x64
LibreOffice rc

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go here:
2. While video (or commercial) is playing right click and click "copy video URL"
3. Try to paste into LibreOffice

I've seen this behaviour also when using WestLawNext which is a closed source document viewer for lawyers.

Setting to:
Minor - Will not prevent high quality work but can slow you down
Low - no additional comments or similar bugs makes me think the default for minor bugs is appropriate.
Comment 2 Susan Cragin 2015-01-14 18:58:49 UTC
I use Ubuntu Linux and run Dragon NaturallySpeaking with wine. 
I use NatSpeak's "Dictation Box" function to dictate text, and then when I say "Transfer" it puts the text into a buffer. 
This buffer works for every Ubuntu Linux program I have tried except LibreOffice. 
I habitually use EMACS, gedit, Chrome browser, Firefox, e-mail programs, and so on without a problem. 
In fact, I am dictating this right now.
Comment 3 Simon Reed 2015-05-24 18:04:29 UTC
This problem still exists in LibreOffice on Linux Mint 17.1 with Adobe Flash Player

If it helps, I think the problem may be Linux-specific and it is also probably Adobe Flash specific.

If so, reports 40176 and 76338 are also related.

The problem I am having is using a similar copy-to-clipboard function on  (It used to work on that web site but they changed it a few weeks ago to Flash and it has not worked since.)  It just makes LibreOffice say "Requested clipboard format is not available.".
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:46:10 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Julien Nabet 2020-02-02 14:43:05 UTC
*** Bug 76338 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***