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Windows 7: Clipboard problem - it's driving me crazy!

06 Nov 2009   #1

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Clipboard problem - it's driving me crazy!

I'm trying to simply copy text from a webpage into word...

I select text, press control + c, go to word, add a couple of enters to make some room... and it pastes a screen capture instead of my text???

I'm not a complete novice to computing, but this is really simple and is simply driving me crazy!!! It's only been happening since I installed windows 7, which makes me suspicious... It also seems unpredictable because sometimes I can use the clipboard normally and sometimes I can't.

So is it a virus, or is there a new feature in windows 7 that creates a screenshot with some similar key combination or something? Can I turn off the whole screen capture thing???


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06 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Something is interfering with CTRL + C because no Windows 7 does not take screen captures when you hit CTRL + C. Maybe some program you installed swapped "Print Screen" with it?
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06 Nov 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

What happens when you highlight only the text and then copy it?
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06 Nov 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What happens when you highlight only the text and then copy it?
Copy and paste works for me
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06 Nov 2009   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Instead of using CTRL + C, can't you use the Copy command on the right click menu?
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