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Can't cut/copy/paste

by LEnzel / March 21, 2010 8:29 PM PDT

I have a 2.5 year old Dell Inspiron 1520 running Windows Vista Home Premium using IE 7.0. Suddenly, I cannot cut/copy paste. Something I cut/copied earlier gets hung up and it is the only thing I can paste. The only solution is to reboot. How do I fix this?

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Rebooting would wipe out ALL previous copies
by ChuckT / March 22, 2010 9:08 AM PDT
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There is nothing that would remain from a previous copy if you have rebooted. There is something else wrong. You are pointing fingers to something that is not related.

A side note, why are you using IE7 on Vista, or anywhere else, for that matter? IE8 is a quicker, better, more secure browser. (I am sure others will soon chime in and tell you to now ever use IE any version, I won't. I like IE. But I would update to IE8. Not that has anything to do with your current problem, though.)

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Copying and pasting
by rovaira / March 22, 2010 10:50 AM PDT
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Try rebooting. I also have problems with copy and paste. I think it has something to do with the orbit downloader getting in the way or something. Sometimes when I have problems I have to copy multiple times and sometimes I do this by holding down the left mouse buton and dragging and then clicking the right mouse button and copy.

The other way to try copying is using control c to copy and control v to paste.

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