Clipboard management with websites

I would like to know how to put text into the clipboard like some popular websites are able to do. I have seen sites like and somehow make copying to the clipboard automatic and cross browser. How can I do the same?

I saw a cross browser way to do it using flash, but it won't work with the current version?



One option is Clippy, "a very simple Flash widget that makes it possible to place arbitrary text onto the client's clipboard.


Well, since Firefox disables working with the clipboard in JS for security reasons, and you want cross browser support, it's not possible to get exactly what you want.

But really, sites like Photobucket don't do what you want and instead actually just select the entire textbox for you when you click it.

And a quick Google will help for finding how... here's one thing I found using the search terms javascript automatically select textbox...


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