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Windows 7: copy problem

07 Nov 2011   #1
Docthomas

64 bit Win 7 Premium
 
 
copy problem

if I copy something (Ctrl+c or highlight and right click copy) from a webpage to share with someone. or if I copy an email address. then I open outlook and open a mail message. If I hit paste, nothing happens.

if I open outlook, open a new message THEN copy/paste it works fine.

i'm sure there is some goofy setting somewhere but I cannot seem to get it to work.

so I end up copying something then opening outlook then hitting paste ...grumbling... then repeating with email open and it works. appears to be FF, Chrome and IE

ideas?

Outlook 2003


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07 Nov 2011   #2
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Exactly where are you trying to paste? Are you making sure that whichever text field you want to paste into currently has the focus (i.e. shows a blinking cursor)?
Usually you just leftclick once into the text field and then paste...shouldn't be any problem.
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07 Nov 2011   #3
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Ctrl + V

Some times to be successful at a paste I have to use Ctrl +V. I don't know why.
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07 Nov 2011   #4
Docthomas

64 bit Win 7 Premium
 
 

I'm pasting into the body of the email and yes I have already clicked inside to make it active.
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08 Nov 2011   #5
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Re-reading your first post again, I noticed you said you first tried pasting into an existing email, and only then into a new, empty one (i.e. when you go to compose a new message to someone).

Am I getting that right? If so, it's pretty simple - you can't paste into an existing message - you'd have to hit the Reply button first.
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08 Nov 2011   #6
Docthomas

64 bit Win 7 Premium
 
 

No sorry.
I copy txt or an email address from a browser
Then open outlook.
Click new message
Click on body of email or the address line
Right Click and paste is not an option. Ctrl v yields nothing.

Go back to browser then repeat (with new email already open) all works fine
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08 Nov 2011   #7
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Hmm, that's unusual.

You're not closing the browser after copying text from it (before you try to paste it in your email client), right?
I find that at least with some programs, doing so automatically clears the clipboard buffer so nothing is left to paste.
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08 Nov 2011   #8
Docthomas

64 bit Win 7 Premium
 
 

That is correct and has happened since day 1 of win 7. Just finally got around to being annoyed enough to ask about it
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08 Nov 2011   #9
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Understandable - but I really don't know what the issue could be, unless it's simply a bug in Outlook. Does the "paste-and-nothing-happens" bug occur with anything else besides Outlook too?

I should actually ask...since Windows 7 comes with "Windows Mail", not Outlook (same thing really but different name), are you talking about the Outlook included with MS Office?
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09 Nov 2011   #10
Docthomas

64 bit Win 7 Premium
 
 

This is outlook 2003 part of MS Office 2003

but I just experimented with it a little further. i copied a URL from FF (select Right Click copy) then I opened IE and right clicked, no paste option. now that IE is already open if I repeat the process it works fine. so not unique to Outlook as I had once thought.
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