Wednesday, 04 January 2006
PROBLEM: Firefox clipboard not working sometimes
Note: i still don't know a work around for this problem. The post below seems to help somewhat, but does not solve the problem completely.
Tom Keating wrote a very good description of Firefox's dodgy clipboard functionality on this blog post
. More correctly, it is a problem with Microsoft Office locking the clipboard and preventing other applications using it. I found that by closing all Office applications, the firefox copy/paste problem went away temporarily. I did some more testing and remembered that after i installed Office 2003, i hid the annoying Office Clipboard and stopped it popping up every time i copied something. I suspected that it was still running in the background, interfering with other applications like Firefox. The way to turn it off completely is to open up Word, Edit > Office Clipboard. Click on the options button at the bottom, and untick all the menu options.
This has minimised the problem a lot for me, it doesn't bother me much anymore. However Tom wrote back to say he still gets the problem.
Wednesday, 04 January 2006 17:45:32 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00) General