10.8.2: The ability to import a public key from the clipboard would be really nice

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04 May, 2013 12:28 AM

I find it really weird that the keychain access app has no feature that allows the user to import a key from their clipboard. If you could add this feature, it would be greatly appreciated.
Adding "import key from selection" to the right click menu would be nice, too.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 04 May, 2013 06:30 AM

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    Hey Jackson,

    could you please provide a few more details.

    • Which OS X are you using:
    • Which software are you using and what version:
    • What are you trying to do and which steps are you taking to achieve that? At which step are you seeing the issue?
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    • What are you expecting instead:

    GPG Keychain Access already does provide this feature. So we need to look into those details to find out, why it's not working for you.

    Best regards, Steve

  2. 2 Posted by Jackson on 04 May, 2013 09:00 PM

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    I am using OSX 10.8.2 Mountain Lion.
    I am using the latest nightly build.
    I am looking for a menu option or keyboard shortcut that allows me to import a public key from my clipboard.
    I cannot find one.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 05 May, 2013 06:44 AM

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    Jackson, that should be possible already. If you visit a webpage with a key in text form, just copy (cmd + c) and then select GPG Keychain Access and paste (cmd + v). That should import the key no further action necessary.

    Doesn't that work for you? Which version of GPG Keychain Access are you using?

  4. 4 Posted by jacksonroberts2... on 05 May, 2013 10:44 PM

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    After updating again, it works fantastically! Thank you very much! :)

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 06 May, 2013 06:46 AM

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    Perfect. Might be a fix you did not have previously. Glad it's working now. :)

    You can open a new discussion any time if you need further assistance.

    Best, steve

  6. Steve closed this discussion on 06 May, 2013 06:46 AM.

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