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HELP! Can't paste links or text from internet

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    HELP! Can't paste links or text from internet

    I've just discovered that I can no longer paste links or text highlighted and copied in Firefox (either by Ctrl+C or Ctrl+X or by right click or edit menu).

    I first discovered it when I wanted to copy a link and paste it into a new message on Yahoo Mail. I've previously had no problem with this.

    I have tried intermediary programs (Notepad and Wordpad) to paste the links or text to but they don't work either. The option to paste is greyed out and using Ctrl+V doesn't work either.

    However...I tried writing text in Notepad and Wordpad and copying and pasting it, even pasting into Firefox and that was fine. I could paste text from from them to each other and into a new message on Yahoo Mail on Firefox.

    It's really irritating that I can't just paste a url from an address bar or text highlighted on a website. What could have caused this and what can I do to fix it? (I did try rebooting).

    Oh and I can't say if IE7 has the same problem as it doesn't even want to startup for some reason, not that I'm really bothered about that!

    Many thanks

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    Re: HELP! Can't paste links or text from internet

    Quote Originally Posted by wapwap View Post
    I've just discovered that I can no longer paste links or text highlighted and copied in Firefox (either by Ctrl+C or Ctrl+X or by right click or edit menu).

    I first discovered it when I wanted to copy a link and paste it into a new message on Yahoo Mail. I've previously had no problem with this.

    I have tried intermediary programs (Notepad and Wordpad) to paste the links or text to but they don't work either. The option to paste is greyed out and using Ctrl+V doesn't work either.

    However...I tried writing text in Notepad and Wordpad and copying and pasting it, even pasting into Firefox and that was fine. I could paste text from from them to each other and into a new message on Yahoo Mail on Firefox.

    It's really irritating that I can't just paste a url from an address bar or text highlighted on a website. What could have caused this and what can I do to fix it? (I did try rebooting).

    Oh and I can't say if IE7 has the same problem as it doesn't even want to startup for some reason, not that I'm really bothered about that!

    Many thanks
    HI.....answer here: cannot cut and paste from internet site using vista

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