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    Alpert

    Hello,

    The copy-paste function of all keyboards is disabled by Android while typing in password field. Even Gboard (Google Keyboard) quick access (new function in v6.2, contains copy-paste panel) is disabled. I'm afraid there's nothing we can do.

    But I am not sure why the system copy-paste function won't work, maybe you should contact OEM for further instructions.

    Sorry that I cannot help you.

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    "The copy-paste function of all keyboards is disabled by Android while typing in password field."

    This is factually incorrect. Although Swiftkey and Gboard do not offer pasting into password fields, other keyboards, including Swype and Keepass, do certainly have this capability. I just used Swype to paste into the Google Play password field.

    As there is a factual error in the response from Swiftkey, I suggest your engineers remedy this deficiency.

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    Alpert

    Hi Tom,
    I think you are right. I made a mistake there. I wanted to say disabling the copy paste function in password field is one of the recommended rule but not an obligation of Android. I'm not a developer, and English is not my first language, please forgive me about the mistake.

    However what I see is, most of the keyboard on the market including SwiftKey, decided to put user's information safety to the first place and to follow the rule. The reason is, if malware got access on your phone, clipboard is much easier to get hacked than an app (especially password vault app). Disabling copy paste in password field may not be the best case for everyone, I get that. If you really want this feature, I suggest you to submit the request directly to the dev team by checking one of the pinned articles named "How to submit a request".

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    Thanks for the clarification. It just didn't seem right that you said it is disabled by Android. I think SwiftKey knows what they are doing if they are following the recommended practice. I prefer SwiftKey but always needing to switch to another method for the password field is a bit of a bother. When Google updates the guidelines, I think SwiftKey will follow.

    It's the main job of Keepass to manage credentials, so I think I will just swap to their keyboard for passwords and back to SwiftKey after that. Keepass can deal with the password security issues because it's their job, but other than that, the Keepass keyboard is not good.

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