`OpenClipboard Failed` error thrown randomly when accessing clipboard

Not reproducible Issue #14073387


Krzysztof K.
Oct 4, 2017
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Steps to reproduce

I stumbled upon this issue when working with Clipboard API integration in CKEditor. The flow is a little complex there, but error was thrown when accessing native dataTransfer object second time in the same function (invoked by paste listener): https://github.com/ckeditor/ckeditor-dev/blob/8a96a9adfc0af653538e32f455a5be0b20b2c3db/plugins/clipboard/plugin.js#L2085-L2089.

The workaround was quite simple, just to assign native dataTransfer object to a variable and use the variable further in the code:

You may read more detailed issue description here: https://github.com/ckeditor/ckeditor-dev/issues/962#issuecomment-332849493

I tried to reproduce the issue in some simpler example on jsfiddle, while I was able to randomly generate the error it was not repetitive, so it seems a little random.

While testing, there were no other applications accessing clipboard which might interfere with Edge accessing it so it seems as stricte Edge issue.


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