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Copy to Clipboard no longer supported due to Chrome removing NAPI support. How can we fix? Can we revert Chrome or Nimbus? This was most important feature!

James Mitchell 4 years ago in Nimbus Capture - Chrome • updated by PwrSrg 1 month ago 16
Many reviews complaining about "Save to Clipboard" which was one of the fastest and best ways to move screenshots.  This was the sole reason I use Nimbus as well.... best of the bunch!

But, recently the button was lost and I went back to Chrome Add Ons and found this statement:

** Google removed support of NAPI. We had to remove "copy to clipboard feature".

This is unfortunate.

Is there a way to downgrade Google Chrome or Nimbus to make it work again until a fix is made?
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Hello

Old version - nimbus.everhelper.me/screencapture_14.04.crx You neeed download this and drag&drop to extension menu.
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PLEASE Bring feature back. I find myself again and again WISHING I could copy to clipboard. It is so important!

** Google removed support of NAPI. We had to remove "copy to clipboard feature".

Sorry guys but nothing can do with that. Waiting for new solutions.
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I've noticed that if you click "edit" and then "finished" it has the same thumbnail and you can "copy to clipboard" with right click, but when you paste it it doesn't paste anything into most programs.  I'm confused by this.  Outlook and word just get a placeholder with no image, but if you paste it into Paint program it works.   I now have to copy, go to paint, paste, then cut that and then i can paste into an email.  A longer process i have to do multiple times a day.  Any fix would be great!
Once you've copied to clipboard, you can paste into programs like Word and PowerPoint by using the paste menu options not CTRL + V. Works for me....
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this was the whole reason I started using Nimbus!  If it's gone I will uninstall. 
Dale, me too but it's not Nimbus, it's from Google Chrome update.  Google did it.  I think Nimbus is doing all they can to come up with a workaround.
James is right. We nothing can do with that. I believe that they come up with different API that we can use it. 


FVDMedia, I heard there was a new development that was in the works.  Is there any news on an update?

I know this is a clumsy, time-consuming extra step, but I simply save as a png to my desktop, then open the png with Paint. In Paint, make the selection of the entire image and click 'copy'. Now you have it in your clipboard and can paste it anywhere.


While petitioning the Google Chrome team to help resolve this issue, I discovered that ALL browsers including Firefox have removed support for NAPI over the past few years due to security implications.


Since this is the case, then HOW does the "copy to clipboard" functionality work in Firefox but NOT in Chrome if NAPI is required yet not supported???  This makes Nimbus's statement of "Google removed support of NAPI. We had to remove "copy to clipboard feature"." completely invalid.


https://productforums.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!msg/chrome/yZY6lxlrTHE/poULlnW4CwAJ

I use both Firefox and Chrome. I no longer have the copy to clipboard option in Nimbus Firefox. It went away pretty much the same time Chrome's Nimubs did. I'm not sure how you are able to continue to use in Firefox. You probably have an older version?

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It isn't our fault. Current Firefox WebExt API doesn't support clipboard. You can use standard clipboard fature - right click - copy to clipboard.

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I have moved to use the Windows inbuilt "Snipping Tool" which is accessible at Start - Accessories - Snipping Tool at least in Win 7. I got the tip in a German computer journal Chip. I dropped the utility to the task bar and it is quite easily accessible there. Once the selected area is in the program window, it can be transferred to the clipboard with ctrl-c etc.

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So ANYTHING?  Why has this still not been addressed in over 4 YEARS?


Chrome extensions and WebExtensions can access the system clipboard via these commands:


document.execCommand("copy")
document.execCommand("cut")
document.execCommand("paste")


https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2015/04/cut-and-copy-commands

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Interact_with_the_clipboard

https://github.com/mdn/webextensions-examples/tree/master/context-menu-copy-link-with-types