Copy the selected text only, when the mouse button is pressed for a specified time.

What is AutoCopy?
'AutoCopy' is a Firefox add-on designed to enhance the text selection process. The add-on copies your text selection directly onto your clipboard when you press and hold the mouse button for a specific time duration. This streamlines your workflow by eliminating the need for manual copy commands. AutoCopy can also enable middle click pasting. The simple, yet effective add-on aims to make text manipulation faster and more efficient in daily browsing.
By: def00111
Users: 2,463 ▼ -8
Rating: 3.71 (48)
Version: 1.4.3 (Last updated: 2019-05-30)
Creation date: 2017-01-30
Weekly download count: 83
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • clipboardWrite
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
Size: 17.96K
URLs: Website
Stats date:

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If you need normal auto copy use this add-on:

To enable built-in middle click paste: Go to about:config and set the pref "middlemouse.paste" to true.

There is also "middlemouse.scrollbarPosition" pref :)

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Works really well
  • Simple and awesome
  • Very good, works perfect
  • Copy as plain text option (in version 1.4.3)
  • Does not work anymore
  • Not working on specific websites
  • Does not work with FF 60
  • May cause conflicts with other extensions
Most mentioned
  • Works perfectly
  • Does not work
  • Copy as plain text
  • Does not work with FF 60
Recent reviews
You don't copy anything right now!
by Drivers666, 2023-11-29
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Risk impact

AutoCopy is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install AutoCopy if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

AutoCopy has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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