I used to be able to copy images loaded in a browser screen like for example if I load this in the URL


I would just Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C on the page and it would copy the image and I could paste it in MSPaint or any image editor. I could also paste it into a Facebook post or any website that accepts images pasted into them.

But now I can't do that in any browser.

I have Windows 8.1 and the latest Chrome (67 64-bit), Firefox (60 64-bit) and IE 11 browser.

I have also tried this in Windows 7, and it also does not allow it anymore.

  • Why do you believe that it isn't copying the image? Have you examined the exact clipboard contents? Jun 11 '18 at 1:42
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    why don't just right click on the image > copy image
    – phuclv
    Jun 11 '18 at 1:46
  • is ctrl+c disabled in browsers now or is it just me? I can right click and copy image but I am so used to copy pasting using ctrl+c that it bothers me a lot.
    – fja3omega
    Jun 11 '18 at 1:57
  • @Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams It does not copy because I select the content of the page then copy it and then paste it in both mspaint, notepad and also in a wysiwyg editor (html-online.com/editor) and there is nothing there. I copy from a text on this page and it paste it nicely in the notepad and wysiwyg. I select all and copy this page and it paste in the wysiwyg with the images and also on notepad but only the text.
    – fja3omega
    Jun 12 '18 at 3:00
  • Neither Paint, Notepad, nor a WYSIWYG editor will show you what the clipboard actually has, only what they can take from it. Jun 12 '18 at 3:01

Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C does work but only with a few browsers. Make sure you are viewing the image file directly, the url address should clearly represent the image format e.g. (http://.../image.jpg or http://.../image.png).

Make sure the image you are viewing is not being loaded via an iframe or jquery style image viewer as this will not work even on Google Chrome.

Works with the following browsers

  • Google Chrome

Does not work with the following browsers

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge

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