Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I had been using this addon for many years as it was very useful. It hadn't been updated in a long time, but it still worked. At some point, it was taken over from the original author and modified to send back the urls of websites I had visited (spyware). Firefox automatically updated my copy to this new version, and I never noticed for months. I came upon a few negative reviews here by accident and decided to look at the code to investigate. It was there unfortunately, and I found a url it had saved as well. I promptly uninstalled it from both Firefox and Thunderbird. Who knows what they did with that data? There are newer versions now which may have 'fixed' this, but I don't want to try them - why bother when trust is gone?

I googled around, and it seems like this is a thing, where a company takes over old or abandoned extensions and adds spyware. The update happened silently, months ago, so I had no chance to review it. Apparently it passed the Mozilla review process as well. I checked every other extension I have installed (time-consuming) and turned off auto-updates for them except the ones I absolutely trust. Now I don't trust anything on this site 100% by default.

All I can suggest is this. Try to review all of your installed extensions (eg, check user reviews here) regularly. Consider turning off auto-update for them and update them manually when you need to (after checking them out). Watch in particular extensions that haven't been updated in a long time by the original author (say over a year), since they might be taken over in the future.

Also: Check out this article. I won't include the url, but google for this: "How companies take advantage of Mozilla’s Addon repository" by Martin Brinkmann, at ghacks.net. It talks about Autocopy specifically.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm using it in Palemoon 24.1.2. Works like a charm. Many thanks to the developer. However, I'm a bit concerned after reading some comments about ti being a spyware. Is this suspicion justified?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've used this add-on for over five years. It is one of my essential add-ons that I MUST have. It's simple and elegant. I have never had a single problem or concern with it. To quote CNET's reviewer Seth Rosenblatt, "The best Firefox extension: AutoCopy". I know he's talking about this version of Autocopy because I tried installing it from the link in his review and it installed this Autocopy, by Michael Lidman, v.1.0.8. A previous reviewer claims that it's spyware, but Rosenblatt says in his article that this version of Autocopy was developed by MOZILLA! I seriously doubt if Mozilla would develop an extension that was spyware. I think that other reviewer must have ulterior motives. You can read the full review at http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10274187-12.html

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Since my last comment about this addon, I found out that it's spyware. I feel duped, and I don't like it. I have already removed this addon; I will not be fooled---not if I can prevent it.

RATING OF THIS ADDON: -5 (that is, "five negative marks").

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I don't know what happened but in the latest version it only copies as plain text when copying scripts from autohotkey.com.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

How can I set the autocopy context menu to the default firefox context menu? Can this addon save more clipboards?

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This add-on is very useful, but...

A question for developer: you say that I can turn off stas from opion panel... but I don't see this opition. Any direction, please?
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A question for users: I have vers. 1.0.2 yet and I don't install new version. Do you think that this version too has spyware stats?

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

You realize that providing a program that auto-copies text and having an option that allegedly sends anonymous statistics somewhere makes people worried right?
Your privacy policy says you gather info about all the websites we visit and all the search terms we make. Why do you need this info? How does knowing the websites we visit and especially the searches we make help improve the function of this add-on?
This is no doubt a useful extension but the privacy issues are troubling. I think it would make all of us feel better if you got rid of this statistics gathering option.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

thanks for the update, looks like a new group of developers are working on this add-on now. you guys are doing a good job and hope you can keep this add-on updated. I have a problem - how to change the "Search For" option from using Google? How do i use Yahoo search or another search engine.? I have changed my browser default search engine from Google to another search engine. But AutoCopy still uses Google. Please let us know how to make this change.thanks.

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Hi,
thank you for noticing that we are working on it :-)
Yes it is true, we want to make this add-on as good as possible.
We are currently uploading few bug fixes but in the next version there should be some variety of default search providers.

We have launched recently a new Add-on called Search it which will allow you to search highlighted texts on the context menu on various providers and you can even add a provider.
It has not been reviewed yet but it will be soon.
Stay tuned.
Wips.com team

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love this add-on because it makes copying so much faster, and I do a lot of that. Will be contacting, though, because I have the same problem another reviewer had, in that after the last update, I lose formatting when I just highlight to copy.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

have been using this addon for a long time, very useful, simple and to the point; does what it promises.

my firefox addon was updated (I don't know how) to version 1.0.4, which has a bug: it does not copy the formatting of the text.
I downloaded again version 1.0.2 and it is working fine again!
I don't use Chrome because it does not have this addon!
keep up the good work.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension.It's makes browsing much easily!

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The add on is excellent. Use everyday. It can be better too if add a "send-link" call in the pop menu. This is very useful for firefox user sending the copied contents to friends. :>

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With my FF v13.0.1 it's working exactly as it should. Double click (set on the wheel on my mouse) pastes nicely. Thanks!!

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work with FF 13?!

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

doesnt work with FF 13.0.1

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Hi. A bug within FF12: Text is copied out of textfields even thou this is not checked in the options.
Mike

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this addon, makes cut and paste almost effortless. My only complaint is that I keep highlighting things in other applications and then realizing that it didn't auto-copy. Need it for the OS. :)

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice add-on but FF 13.0 has 2 problems. AutoCopy context menu drop down is transparent and also since FF 13.0, "Search For" is opening in new tab [which is o.k] but FF is switching to new tab immediately. How to stop the switch to new tab. I even unchecked the "switch to new tab" in FF-> Tools-> Options-> Tabs. But the switch still happens. Anyone else have this prob? any solutions? thanks.

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