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Old 01-12-2012, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to paste the key into the passphrase to set up a wifi network. I copied it from a file, but when I press the menu in the dialog, there is no option to paste it. Is there another way to do this?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing not. I've encountered instances such as this where that function is blocked for whatever action I was trying to do. Pasting passwords is a common theme where this is the case. I can't remember trying to paste into a wifi setup screen, so can't comment on that particular case.
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I'm guessing not. I've encountered instances such as this where that function is blocked for whatever action I was trying to do. Pasting passwords is a common theme where this is the case. I can't remember trying to paste into a wifi setup screen, so can't comment on that particular case.
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I had to enter it with the keyboard. What a PITA!
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Given what it is, I appreciate the security.

Just curious, you can save the profile and not have to enter the password again until it changes, right?
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Default Re: How to paste passphrase for wifi

I copied and pasted from my password keeper right into the connection. I did it by creating a connection though...not by searching and entering the password when asked.
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Default Re: How to paste passphrase for wifi

The password prompt screens are specifically designed to disallow copy/paste. They want joining a network to be a deliberate act.
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Only if you join when browsing the available networks. If you do what I did, you can copy and paste with no issue! I use a 63 character pass phrase...so I don't want to have to re-enter it manually each time I blow the network away...
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Default Re: How to paste passphrase for wifi

Maybe you did do a paste but no where on my BB will it allow a paste on the passphrase function. I agree with rambo47
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Default Re: How to paste passphrase for wifi

Agree all you like, but if you read what I wrote, it works...I posted twice in this thread about how I did it...and continue to do it!
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So shift-click (press shift key and click trackpad) doesn't work to paste?

(I don't have a 9900, just strolling by).

Edit: tried a few pastes in various PW fields, including WiFi passphrase screens, browsers, locking apps, etc. I have found that for most things, either Menu-Paste works, OR shift-click (even on 9860 touchscreens). However, I did notice that my Ascendo Datavault took neither method. But Menu-Paste did work for Wifi (9860, OS 7.1).
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