Help? I can't copy and paste web address since downloading IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jankf, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Jankf

    Jankf Guest

    I often copy and paste web addresses onto a WORD page or from a WORD page
    onto the web. The words "copy" and "paste" are both grayed out so I cannot
    copy and paste. This has just happened since I downloaded IE 7. I am very
    frustrated. I tried to email a question through the Windows help section but
    got the message I would have to pay. Since the problem happened because I
    updated AS RECOMMENDED, then I should not have to pay to get help. Thank you
    to anyone who knows the solution. Jan
    Jankf, Nov 22, 2007
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  2. Jankf

    PA Bear Guest

    1. Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode? To start
    IE7 in No Add-ons mode:

    Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without Add-ons; or

    Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No

    Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:

    2. Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)? <= Read before using!

    3. If you uninstall (a) IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6), (b)
    all toolbars and (c) all third-party Windows Themes (including Window
    Blinds) and do NOT reinstall IE7, does this behavior persist? If it does,
    do NOT reinstall IE7.

    Uninstalling IE7

    How to uninstall Internet Explorer 7:

    IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:

    4. Required reading IMHO before reinstalling IE7:

    Sandi's Installation Tips <= FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO THE LETTER!

    [And I strongly recommend using as the
    installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.]

    Make *certain* that you check in at Windows Update immediately after
    reinstalling IE7 to install any critical updates offered. If Optional
    Updates category offers Root Certificates update, I recommend installing it
    to take full advantage of IE7's additional security.
    PA Bear, Nov 22, 2007
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  3. Jankf

    Jankf Guest

    I did check and was already in the No Add-ons mode. I began to read all of
    the other suggestions, including reading the web pages suggested. I also
    began to read your advice about going back to IE6. The information was too
    much. I became overwhelmed. I would think there must be a simple solution. I
    am wondering why no one else has had this problem. Jan

    Jankf, Nov 24, 2007
  4. Jankf

    Jankf Guest


    In IE 7 you can only copy a web address by right clicking the mouse and
    using "copy." You then go to the empty box and right click "paste." The web
    address will appear. I knew there HAD to be a simple solution.

    Jankf, Nov 24, 2007
  5. Jankf

    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Nov 24, 2007
  6. (cross-post added to Word Newusers)

    Your use of the word "only" here makes your statement incorrect.
    For example, links can also be copied from IE7 by dragging them.
    Open a maximized WordPad window to see this.

    What happens to them then in Word would depend on what
    that program does with such drag-and-dropped links.
    Perhaps it does what OE does--creates a .URL attachment?
    Or perhaps doing a right-click drag-and drop would get you
    a different effect? Etc.

    You may get a more informed answer from a newsgroup
    which specializes in Word since I suspect it has more to do
    with your problem than IE7. Cross-posting for convenience.


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 24, 2007
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