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Copy Paste Not Working

by menace33 / September 7, 2008 7:54 AM PDT

Using Vista home premium, IE7: In MSN Hotmail, when I try to copy & paste, here's what happens. I highlight the portion of the email I want to copy, right click on highlighted part, left click on "copy". Then, I open a new email, but when I right click within the body of email message, "paste" is greyed out. I get the long list of options, but that 1 doesn't work, even after several attempts. However, if I right-click in subject box, I get the "short list" with paste enabled. A google search shows this to be happening with others. Does anybody know of a fix, or why this is happening?

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Have you tried the old fashioned way?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 8:06 AM PDT
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Thank You
by menace33 / September 7, 2008 8:24 AM PDT

Thank you, much appreciated! What's next, snail mail instead of email?

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(NT) Fax!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 8:39 AM PDT
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