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Cut. copy, paste not working (more or less)

Am new here and already frustrated having navigated away without saving needed info in order to return to a specific set of questions and answers
Re: disabled 'cut, copy, paste et al' dropdown that might be corrected via the >start>run>regedit(?) routine ;-)

Have XP3 and IE8, updated as recently as this morning ;-)

And, I definitely lack the necessary skills and familiarity to cope with this site ;-))

If someone has the time and talent to assist in this search I'd be most appreciative !! ;-))

So farewell for now, and I do hope I can manage to return;-))

FB
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  1. Hi: what is your question?
    Do you still have a problem with the Cut. copy, paste !!!

    later,G
  2. Please try to run the command "sfc /scannow"

    further information about this scan, you'll find here:
    http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
  3. You don't have to navigate away from a problem page. Iust open multiple pages.If you're referring to IE, it's File> Open new page
  4. graywolf said:
    You don't have to navigate away from a problem page. Iust open multiple pages.If you're referring to IE, it's File> Open new page



    the problem with some members here, they post a question & they never come back to check the answer
    later,G
  5. He posted only yesterday.
  6. greenfield said:
    Hi: what is your question?
    Do you still have a problem with the Cut. copy, paste !!!

    later,G


    Thanks for the reply
    Yes, I still have the problem, and am still fussing because I wasn't alert enough to capture a solution of interest while I had the chance. I've gone through the past couple of years of posts, and didn't find it, and suspect I either missed it or was in the wrong forum;-))
    The solution seemed straight-forward and uncomplicated and involved regedit et al.

    FB
  7. greenfield said:
    Hi: what is your question?
    Do you still have a problem with the Cut. copy, paste !!!

    later,G


    Hi
    I don't get the cut, copy and paste drop-down when I right-click. Am using XP3 and IE8. I do get a much larger dropdown, headed with Back & Forward(grayed out)

    In IE6 I'd been able to highlight any url in the browser, or material on a webpage, and use the edit button to copy and paste. Not so in IE8

    There was a post here when I first arrived, unregistered, and in registering, I lost track of the post that seemed to have potential as a solution.

    I've back-tracked a couple of years without success. May even have been in the wrong forum.

    The possible solution had involved regedit, and that poster's similar problem had appeared after a windows update - as was the case with me.

    Also, I think I've thoroughly confused the issue because I haven't quite sorted out the post and response conventions here, so my apologies to one and all.
    Thanks
    FB
  8. If someone can sort out my posts, as best they can, I'd sure appreciate it;-)) I bet everyone else would, too. I don't know where they belong - XP3 or cut, copy, paste, etc, or elsewhere. It's obvious I'm a reluctant user of IE8.

    And I can't find the option to have replies emailed ;-(( but I did find an acknowledgement in my email which I hope can be repeated ;-)
  9. Best answer
    Hi: If the following links won't work for you
    then my advice to you is to Revert back to IE 7 & Use the Fastest Browser in the world Opera Version 10.00 (Tested)by me as a second Browser
    Remember you can keep IE 7.0 as a default Browser & use Opera V 10.00 Free-ware as a second browser

    IE8 address bar drop down doesn't work?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/60405ea3-1ac2-47c8-8e84-6c24c59902a0


    drop-down menus are greyed out?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/135685-45-automatic-update-disabled


    Options greyed out,Resetting Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737


    IE8 Command Bar drop-down menus are blank?

    http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-internetexplorer-general/442193-ie8-command-bar-drop-down-menus-blank.html


    Edit dropdown Menu does not work in IE8?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/579668ca-42b9-43b0-b472-8074293ebdce


    IE8 - drop down menu for previous URLs inactive?

    http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-internetexplorer-general/350822-ie8-drop-down-menu-previous-urls-inactive.html


    Favorites menu is grayed out in IE8?

    http://forums.techarena.in/technology-internet/1176392.htm


    IE7 and IE8 drop down sub menus not showing?

    http://ideasplayer.com/index.php?topic=119.0


    Drop-down menu not working in IE 8?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/3afbedef-ecd1-4e27-a89c-30250b565f51


    IE8 Address Bar drop-down is empty?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/68fefbd6-40f1-4459-9534-66c11b092838


    IE8 Right Click Drop Down Menu ?

    http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-internetexplorer-general/349074-ie8-right-click-drop-down-menu.html


    drop-down-menu-bug-in-IE8?

    http://www.jonnyhaynes.com/2009/04/drop-down-menu-bug-in-ie8/


    drop down menu in Address bar in IE8?

    http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-internetexplorer-general/351460-question-about-drop-down-menu-address-bar-ie8.html


    IE8 "Drop-down" history not showing?

    http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/internet-explorer/374400-ie8-drop-down-history-not-showing.html


    My painfully poky week with IE 8?

    http://news.cnet.com/my-painfully-poky-week-with-ie-8/


    Expression web drop down menu IE8?

    http://www.frontpagewebmaster.com/m-398225/tm.htm


    cut and paste function in explorer 8?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/5141b9c9-460b-414c-bd4d-6825731d9c1c


    Copy and paste not working?

    http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/bb/ftopic140408.html


    In IE try this.

    Click on Tools-Internet Options-Security Settings-Custom Level- Scroll
    down to Miscellaneous - under that scroll down to drag or drop or copy
    nad paste. Make sure it is enable. If not enable choose enable.

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=311cdd95fe290992&hl=en


    When I use mouse to Copy and Paste strange thing occurs?

    http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/when-i-use-mouse-to-copy-and-paste-strange-thing-occurs


    After uninstalling and reinstalling IE8, copy|paste function in Windows Explorer turned to be fixed?

    http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread196562.html


    Copy and paste?

    http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-vista/copy-and-paste/4028.html


    Copy, Paste, and Cut stopped working!!!

    http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/3321-copy-paste-cut-stopped-working.html


    Right Click Copy/Paste function not working? Evidently it's a known
    problem with the Yahoo toolbar in Firefox. I simply disabled the
    toolbar and the problem went away

    http://sillydog.org/forum/sdt_16299.php


    Computer help: Copy & Paste not working with IE8?

    http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102-0.html?threadID=347101


    Right click/cpy paste is not working in IE8?

    http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/internet-explorer/387064-right-click-not-working-ie8.html


    How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) in Vista/XP?

    http://www.windowsreference.com/internet-explorer/how-to-uninstall-internet-explorer-8-ie8-in-vistaxp/


    In a custom form the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands do not work from the Edit menu?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249319


    Copy and paste not working?

    http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/bb/ftopic140408.html


    copy and paste not working?

    http://jogtheweb.computing.net/articles/Windows-Cut-and-Paste-Not-Working/WindowsXP-2


    Windows xp: cannot cut and paste?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/241529-45-windows-paste


    Copy and Paste problem ?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/243630-45-copy-paste-problem


    Cut Copy Paste - Not Working?

    http://www.computing.net/answers/office/cut-copy-paste-not-working/9487.html


    Copy, Paste, and Cut stopped working?

    http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/3321-copy-paste-cut-stopped-working.html


    Copy and paste won't work after a virus?

    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/t165257.html


    Clipboard not working?

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Clipboard_not_working


    Best of luck
    later,G
  10. greenfield said:
    Hi: If the following links won't work for you
    then my advice to you is to Revert back to IE 7 & Use the Fastest Browser in the world Opera Version 10.00 (Tested)by me as a second Browser
    Remember you can keep IE 7.0 as a default Browser & use Opera V 10.00 Free-ware as a second browser

    IE8 address bar drop down doesn't work?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/60405ea3-1ac2-47c8-8e84-6c24c59902a0


    drop-down menus are greyed out?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/135685-45-automatic-update-disabled


    Options greyed out,Resetting Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737


    IE8 Command Bar drop-down menus are blank?

    http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-internetexplorer-general/442193-ie8-command-bar-drop-down-menus-blank.html


    Edit dropdown Menu does not work in IE8?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/579668ca-42b9-43b0-b472-8074293ebdce


    IE8 - drop down menu for previous URLs inactive?

    http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-internetexplorer-general/350822-ie8-drop-down-menu-previous-urls-inactive.html


    Favorites menu is grayed out in IE8?

    http://forums.techarena.in/technology-internet/1176392.htm


    IE7 and IE8 drop down sub menus not showing?

    http://ideasplayer.com/index.php?topic=119.0


    Drop-down menu not working in IE 8?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/3afbedef-ecd1-4e27-a89c-30250b565f51


    IE8 Address Bar drop-down is empty?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/68fefbd6-40f1-4459-9534-66c11b092838


    IE8 Right Click Drop Down Menu ?

    http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-internetexplorer-general/349074-ie8-right-click-drop-down-menu.html


    drop-down-menu-bug-in-IE8?

    http://www.jonnyhaynes.com/2009/04/drop-down-menu-bug-in-ie8/


    drop down menu in Address bar in IE8?

    http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-internetexplorer-general/351460-question-about-drop-down-menu-address-bar-ie8.html


    IE8 "Drop-down" history not showing?

    http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/internet-explorer/374400-ie8-drop-down-history-not-showing.html


    My painfully poky week with IE 8?

    http://news.cnet.com/my-painfully-poky-week-with-ie-8/


    Expression web drop down menu IE8?

    http://www.frontpagewebmaster.com/m-398225/tm.htm


    cut and paste function in explorer 8?

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/5141b9c9-460b-414c-bd4d-6825731d9c1c


    Copy and paste not working?

    http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/bb/ftopic140408.html


    In IE try this.

    Click on Tools-Internet Options-Security Settings-Custom Level- Scroll
    down to Miscellaneous - under that scroll down to drag or drop or copy
    nad paste. Make sure it is enable. If not enable choose enable.

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=311cdd95fe290992&hl=en


    When I use mouse to Copy and Paste strange thing occurs?

    http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/when-i-use-mouse-to-copy-and-paste-strange-thing-occurs


    After uninstalling and reinstalling IE8, copy|paste function in Windows Explorer turned to be fixed?

    http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread196562.html


    Copy and paste?

    http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-vista/copy-and-paste/4028.html


    Copy, Paste, and Cut stopped working!!!

    http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/3321-copy-paste-cut-stopped-working.html


    Right Click Copy/Paste function not working? Evidently it's a known
    problem with the Yahoo toolbar in Firefox. I simply disabled the
    toolbar and the problem went away

    http://sillydog.org/forum/sdt_16299.php


    Computer help: Copy & Paste not working with IE8?

    http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102-0.html?threadID=347101


    Right click/cpy paste is not working in IE8?

    http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/internet-explorer/387064-right-click-not-working-ie8.html


    How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) in Vista/XP?

    http://www.windowsreference.com/internet-explorer/how-to-uninstall-internet-explorer-8-ie8-in-vistaxp/


    In a custom form the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands do not work from the Edit menu?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249319


    Copy and paste not working?

    http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/bb/ftopic140408.html


    copy and paste not working?

    http://jogtheweb.computing.net/articles/Windows-Cut-and-Paste-Not-Working/WindowsXP-2


    Windows xp: cannot cut and paste?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/241529-45-windows-paste


    Copy and Paste problem ?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/243630-45-copy-paste-problem


    Cut Copy Paste - Not Working?

    http://www.computing.net/answers/office/cut-copy-paste-not-working/9487.html


    Copy, Paste, and Cut stopped working?
    open
    http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/3321-copy-paste-cut-stopped-working.html


    Copy and paste won't work after a virus?

    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/t165257.html


    Clipboard not working?

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Clipboard_not_working


    Best of luck
    later,G


    Hi Greenfield and Graywolf
    Hmm-m, are you sure there aren't any more suggestions? ;-)) Seriously, thanks to you both, and whoever else has made this exchange possible.
    I can now cut, copy and paste, as well as file>open page ;-) Sort of a 'walking on water' sensation ;-) All I can hope for at the moment is that this thank you note ends up where it should ;-)
    FB
  11. :)

    But I would still suggest Firefox. You don't want your electric toothbrush and your chainsaw on the same electric cord.
  12. as far as navigating this site: No, we don't reply directly to your email address. No forum does. Posting email addresses is a welcome mat for spammers.

    Another way to solve problems:
    Since millions of folks worldwide use Windows, your problem has occurred many times before. So instead of searching just this site, you can Google your problem: "IE8 XP lost copy-paste." Google comes up with either tech help sites or forums where folks have torn their hair out over the same things since time immemorial. I believe that's what Greenfield does. But you can also do it and skip the Tom's H part. Not that we're not great :) , but teach a man to fish, and etc.
  13. graywolf said:
    as far as navigating this site: No, we don't reply directly to your email address. No forum does. Posting email addresses is a welcome mat for spammers.

    Another way to solve problems:
    Since millions of folks worldwide use Windows, your problem has occurred many times before. So instead of searching just this site, you can Google your problem: "IE8 XP lost copy-paste." Google comes up with either tech help sites or forums where folks have torn their hair out over the same things since time immemorial. I believe that's what Greenfield does. But you can also do it and skip the Tom's H part. Not that we're not great :) , but teach a man to fish, and etc.


    I totally agree; in fact, 'googling' is how I found Tom's Hardware ( so there's proof of your point);-) In the meantime, glitches are reduced in number and size. It's good to know there's a haven for help. FB
  14. I totally agree; in fact, 'googling' is how I found Tom's Hardware ( so there's proof of your point);-) In the meantime, my glitches are reduced in number and size. It's good to know there's a haven for help. FB
  15. We're glad to help :)
  16. W7 IE8 could not copy and paste from opened yahoo email in inbox.
    Tools, Internet options, Security, Custom level, Miscellaneous, Drag and drop or copy paste files which was Enabled.
    I disabled it and then enabled it.
    Now I can copy and paste from yahoo email text.

    The info in this forum regarding checking if the Drag and drop or copy and paste was disenabled helped me solve my problem.
    fd.
    In IE try this.

    Click on Tools-Internet Options-Security Settings-Custom Level- Scroll
    down to Miscellaneous - under that scroll down to drag or drop or copy
    nad paste. Make sure it is enable. If not enable choose enable.
  17. Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
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