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Problem with paste into reply from Internet Explorer 8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I compose my reply in an Office application, not in the web page, so that I can spell check it and work offline.  Most of the time, I cannot paste into the body of the reply on the forum web page (the context menu does not have Paste available--it is dim).

    I am using Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7.  I have restarted IE, deleted the temporary Internet files and cookies, added https://social.microsoft.com to the Trusted zone, even restarted the PC, but still paste is not available.

    So I had to install Firefox.  Sure enough, past into the reply works just fine using Firefox.


    Darryl J. Roberts, IT Professional Services, Ventura, CA, USA
    Monday, January 9, 2012 7:21 AM

Answers

  • I was just pasting from IE8 with Windows 7. No problems. I'm checking it again right now (moving to laptop)... yes, double checked. No paste problems from Word, Outlook, or Internet.

    Have you tried IE9? I'm on IE9 and Windows 7 right now on this computer and again, no problems.

    My guess is that this is unique to your system (otherwise I have no idea why paste is working fine for me with IE8 + Windows 7).

     

    When pasting, I noticed this issue that is unique to IE8... your cursor must be across from a line of text. If there's white space below the text, and you right click below the text, then it opens up the IE8 context menu and Paste is grayed out. You have to be across from the line of text when you right click. This is not an issue on IE9 (it's IE8 only).

     

    So here are some solutions/thoughts...

    - Try downloading IE9. Have you tried this yet?

    - I assume you prefer that you do not use Firefox, right? Because that might be the solution (or IE9 above), unless you want help troubleshooting IE8. I once had IE7 go corrupt on me, and the easiest solution was just to upgrade to IE8.  

    - Using IE8 on Windows 7, can you paste into other fields on the Internet? Try a search box (Bing or Google), an online email, another forum, TechNet Wiki, etc.

    - Can you give more details about your system, if you have any other troubles with IE8, etc.?

    - Try right click again, but make sure you right-click across from the line of text (not below the text in the white space).

    - Can you take a screenshot of your right-click menu when you try to paste? If it's the IE8 context menu then that will instantly tell me that's the problem. You want the Forum Editor's context menu, which only has a few options (Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Select All). The IE context menu has about 20 options on it (much bigger).

     

    Thanks!

     


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:39 PM
    Owner

All replies

  • HI DJ-VAR !

    New Editor already has spell check option, so you can easily type in here and check your spellings. Also try to paste using "Ctrl+V" option.

    Please let me know if this doesn’t work for you. Hope I have answered you correctly.

    Thanks,
    Hasham

    Monday, January 9, 2012 8:24 AM
    Moderator
  • Online spell checking is nice, but I still prefer to write/edit replies offline.  Some times I am working for a quite a while on a server while composing a reply.  Writing/editing in an online web page is just not pratical.  Therefore, I really need paste to work.

    CTRL+v is no different than the right-click+paste.  If the paste function is not available, it is not availbale via CTRL+v either.  (I normally use CTRL+v.  I tried the right-click when CTRL+v did not work and noticed that paste is not available.)


    Darryl J. Roberts, IT Professional Services, Ventura, CA, USA
    Monday, January 9, 2012 8:28 AM
  • I cannot paste into the body of the reply on the forum web page (the context menu does not have Paste available--it is dim).


    Which forum?   If this one, e.g. using the MSDN Sandbox, you could try copying the source as text and then pasting it in the HTML frame.   Also, you should try the CTP MSDN Sandbox so you can tell us if there is any change in the next version.

     

    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:14 PM
  • I was just pasting from IE8 with Windows 7. No problems. I'm checking it again right now (moving to laptop)... yes, double checked. No paste problems from Word, Outlook, or Internet.

    Have you tried IE9? I'm on IE9 and Windows 7 right now on this computer and again, no problems.

    My guess is that this is unique to your system (otherwise I have no idea why paste is working fine for me with IE8 + Windows 7).

     

    When pasting, I noticed this issue that is unique to IE8... your cursor must be across from a line of text. If there's white space below the text, and you right click below the text, then it opens up the IE8 context menu and Paste is grayed out. You have to be across from the line of text when you right click. This is not an issue on IE9 (it's IE8 only).

     

    So here are some solutions/thoughts...

    - Try downloading IE9. Have you tried this yet?

    - I assume you prefer that you do not use Firefox, right? Because that might be the solution (or IE9 above), unless you want help troubleshooting IE8. I once had IE7 go corrupt on me, and the easiest solution was just to upgrade to IE8.  

    - Using IE8 on Windows 7, can you paste into other fields on the Internet? Try a search box (Bing or Google), an online email, another forum, TechNet Wiki, etc.

    - Can you give more details about your system, if you have any other troubles with IE8, etc.?

    - Try right click again, but make sure you right-click across from the line of text (not below the text in the white space).

    - Can you take a screenshot of your right-click menu when you try to paste? If it's the IE8 context menu then that will instantly tell me that's the problem. You want the Forum Editor's context menu, which only has a few options (Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Select All). The IE context menu has about 20 options on it (much bigger).

     

    Thanks!

     


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:39 PM
    Owner
  • I was just pasting from IE8 with Windows 7. No problems. I'm checking it again right now (moving to laptop)... yes, double checked. No paste problems.


    @ Ed

    Are you properly simulating the symptom description?  The claim is that a "reply" composed in "an Office application" (assume Outlook or Word?) can't be pasted.   That I can imagine being problematic but there are no details to help explain why.

     

    Robert
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    Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:27 PM
  • I was just pasting from IE8 with Windows 7. No problems. I'm checking it again right now (moving to laptop)... yes, double checked. No paste problems.


    @ Ed

    Are you properly simulating the symptom description?  The claim is that a "reply" composed in "an Office application" (assume Outlook or Word?) can't be pasted.   That I can imagine being problematic but there are no details to help explain why.

     

    Robert
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    I verified both. Excellent question. I'll add that info above.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Friday, January 27, 2012 12:39 AM
    Owner