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Copy & Paste not working with IE8

After downloading the update IE8, I discovered that when I highlighted text then right clicked, no menu showed with the copy option. I uninstalled IE8 and find that copy and paste works fine now I am back with IE7. Has any one else experienced this problem?
I have a 64 bit computer with Vista OS.
Mary T

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I see toolbars added in such as googlebar and others.

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Were you able to CTRL+C/CTRL+V to do the copy/paste function or were you left without that function at all?

Have you tried reinstalling IE8 to see if the copy/paste option is still missing from the right-click menu?


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CTRL+C/CTRL+V was not working either. Have not yet tried reinstalling IE8. I do have the Google toolbar installed, perhaps it's a combination of that and IE8 that's causing problems.
I think I will stick with IE7 for now, perhaps I will try IE8 in a couple of months time when hopefully any glitches are sorted out.
Mary T

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