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Can't Copy/Paste & FileEditView, etc. grey out

by dncngspirit / December 10, 2012 6:29 AM PST

Why can't I copy & paste anything any more & Why do the File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools & Help icons grey out after clicking on a few items or pages?? The come back black & normal when I shut the window and re-oopen the window. Please help!!??!

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Clarification Request
What Windows, what application?
by wpgwpg / December 10, 2012 6:38 AM PST

In order to help you we need to know these details you neglected to mention.

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Can't copy/paste... FileEditView, etc. greyed out
by dncngspirit / December 12, 2012 3:46 AM PST

Windows 7 & All applications... facebook...anywhere!!

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Clarification Request
When did this start happening?
by poyeasfy / December 12, 2012 4:07 AM PST

Did this just start happening to you or was it after you got IE9?

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Re: grey
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 10, 2012 7:00 AM PST
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Can't copy/paste..File/Edit, etc. greyed out
by dncngspirit / December 12, 2012 3:47 AM PST
In reply to: Re: grey

Yes, Internet Explorer 9

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Two browsers you can try
by wpgwpg / December 12, 2012 4:11 AM PST

are Firefox and Chrome. You can download Firefox from and Chrome from
I would also recommend you boot to Safe Mode and check for viruses. Note that some viruses can hide themselves from your antivirus program in normal mode, so you really need to scan in Safe Mode. To get into Safe Mode when you first power up, hit F8 about once a second until you get the menu and select Safe Mode. Then run a full system scan.

Good luck.

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