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#1 sylvest

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:48 AM

If I'm writing a message like this one, and I want to insert some text that is presently in a Notepad file, or on another web site, I select the text, press CTRL/C, put my cursor in the message box and press CTRL/V. Nothing happens. If I click the Paste button, still nothing happens. What is going on? How do I insert such text into a message? Are you telling me that I have to retype everything? Surely the clipboard was invented to eliminate such tedious tasks. Why won't it work for me?

 

It seems to be the paste function rather than the copy that is refusing to work, because I can perfectly well paste the copied text into another Windows document - just not into this forum...

 

I hope you can tell me what I'm doing wrong.

 

Thanks - Rowan


Edited by sylvest, 09 April 2017 - 08:50 AM.


#2 TCH-Bruce

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:13 PM

It seems to be the paste function rather than the copy that is refusing to work, because I can perfectly well paste the copied text into another Windows document - just not into this forum...

 

I just copied and pasted the above from your post using CTRL/C and CTRL/V without having to retype it.


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#3 sylvest

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:23 AM

Bruce,

 

Thanks for your reply, but it doesn't solve the problem. I have just tried again to copy something from the previous message and paste it, and it does nothing.

 

But then I had a thought - maybe this is a browser problem. So I fired up Firefox, and lo and behold, it works, So there is something about IE11 (or the way I've got it configured)  that is stopping "paste" working. Thank you Microsoft. Can anyone suggest what the problem might be, or how to get around it?

 

Meanwhile I will try to remember to use Firefox when I am connecting to the TCH forum in future...

 

Thanks - Rowan



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:33 AM

See if this helps:
 

https://answers.micr...1d-b027fc494e7d


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#5 sylvest

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 06:16 AM

Well, it sort of helps. Thanks for providing this link. But I think my most straightforward answer is to remember to use Firefox or Chrome if I want to access the TCH forum. Of course I will usually forget this until I find that I can't paste :-(.

 

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