Once in a while I run into websites that block pasting in password, (or confirm password), fields. Like most bad ideas it doesn’t happen often but it happens just enough that I no longer want to manually type out the javascript to re-enable pasting.

So I made a bookmarklet. Here it is:


Drag it to your bookmark toolbar to install it in your browser. When you find a page blocks paste click the bookmark and paste should be restored.

How it works

When clicked a bit of Javascript executes that adds an event listener to the capturing phase of the paste event and stops any further propagation of the event. Because we usually react to the bubble phase of DOM events, and the capture phase comes first, the bookmarklet’s event listener captures the event, lets the default action happen, and prevents all other JS from listening to it, preventing the web page from blocking your carefully-pasted text. The actual code is a shortened version of the function at How to Enable Pasting Text on Sites that Block It.

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