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For the last 4-5 weeks, the copy and paste facility has been switching itself off from time to time - say 3 times in a 12 hr day.

I use W7 64 bit, Chrome and AVG.

Does anyone know why or how I can recover from it without rebooting?

Regards,
Owen.
#copy #paste
  • Profile picture of the author Craig Fenton
    Hi Owen:

    When you mention Copy/Paste issues are you talking about being able to copy and paste text, audio, video, etc?

    Sometimes certain websites will not allow a copy and paste feature with certain browsers. For example Firefox on my website doesn't allow me to copy and paste; thus I have to use Internet Explorer.

    Certain sites have issues with the standard copy/paste feature but if you hit "CTRL and the letter V" at the same time it will work.

    Hope you get the issue fixed. If not you can post on the computer sites such as CNET Computer Forum for help with any questions about software/hardware/operating systems.

    Have a great night,
    CF
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    • Profile picture of the author kdwashere
      To enlarge on the above post - it's...

      COPY: Control + C
      PASTE: Control + V

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      • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
        Thanks both.

        When I am writing an article, I use an editor, I don't like all the superfluous code that Word sticks in, when its done I CTR C it and CTR V it into into either an article database on Chrome or into my HTML editor if its for my websites.

        This works well all day long and has done for years, but three or four times a day, for the last month or so, the copy and paste features stop working. Neither do the buttons copy and paste in the various apps work. It is as if they have been switched off at a higher level, by Chrome or by IE9 on which it relies.

        The only way that I have found to re-install the features is to reboot, but as I often have three or four apps running, it is a nuisance.

        Sorry for not explaining fully before.

        I seem to remember years ago seeing 'Allow Copy and Paste' in the Advanced Options of IE, but I can't see it there now.

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  • Profile picture of the author hashbury
    My work machine is running win 7 64 and had this problem quite a few times. It was always when I was using some high resource programs.

    I was able to increase my paging file size and it stopped. For some reason my virtual memoy page file size was set real low.

    This solved it for me but im not sure if this would relate to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
      Thanks Hashbury,

      The paging file was 'system managed' and set to 2,005, but recommended was '3005'.
      (Or something like that).
      The system was managing it, but set it to 66% of recommended size.
      Brilliant, eh?
      I reset it to 3,500 min and 4,000 max.
      Does that sound about right?

      Anyway, I think that you were right, because I often have three or four hungry apps open at the same time.

      Thanks again.

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  • Profile picture of the author hashbury
    I set mine to 22 gigs or so, but thats because I had an old hardrive just sitting in the machine.

    That amount I would think should be good.
    Good luck copy and paste not working is terrible.

    Also market samauri was one of the programs that would be running when this problem kept happining.
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    • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
      That much!
      OK, if it continues to cut out I can afford that much too.
      It is so annoying when it cuts out.
      Closing 3-4 apps, stalling Chrome so that it remembers all the sites you had open, etc, etc.
      Anyway, I think that this will work, once I get the paging file size right.
      Thanks a lot.
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      • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
        C&P hasn't cut out since I increased the size of the paging file, but from today, copy adds a line <br> at 35 characters!

        How do I get that to act normally?
        I want full word wrap.

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  • Profile picture of the author pettersmith
    Hi I know your problem generally its not your computer fault, Their are some website Scripts which do not allow you to copy and paste any file. You usually you try by Right Option Click Copy. some Site disable the right option click. which means you can not use Right mouse button.
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    • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
      This was between applications that I have paid for.
      I don't normally need to copy from a website.
      I'll have to get a few nore examples.
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    • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
      Which page?
      But I don't think I need a tutorial on copy and paste after 29 years of using a computer keyboard.
      Typing lessons - maybe.
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      • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
        It has started cutting out again :-(
        My paging file size is set to 5 gig and usage is 1.89 gig, so bags of room there.
        Any more ideas anyone?
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