Firefox copy and paste acting up

Chemocurl zn5b/6a IndianaJanuary 25, 2010

What I have always done in the past, and liked was Left click and highlight...right click and copy.

Go to where I want it pasted and then right click and choose paste.

Yesterday clickable links were not working using FF. I could open them, but not in another tab or window.

I have xp and FF 3.5.2. Is anyone else having trouble?

I guess I'll reboot and see if that fixes anything.

Spellcheck is not working for me either.

I can no longer highlight a word or phrase and choose to Google it..gggggggggrrrrrrrrrrr..........



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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

Well I just rebooted and that didn't help. I can't copy and paste.

I can click on a clickable link (like my name and go to my page), but I can no longer right click and choose to open it in a new tab.

I'll try rebooting in safe mode here in a bit and see what that does. I'll be back in a bit


    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 12:07AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

Well I'm in safe mode now and can copy and paste.

The other day I added an add-on and I don't know what the name of it was, or how to find out what it was or how to just diable it or delete it once I find it.

I'm thinking it is 'smart' something. I noticed that when I was surfing Garden Web that when I got toward the bottom of the page one list of threads that I could scroll on down and read pages 2,3,4, etc.

Additionally whenever I would highlight something to either copy or do choose doing a Google search, there was a small box that came up at the end of the highlighted material, and it had 4 icons in it. I think they might have been for Twitter or Facebook or some other silly stuff I don't do.

Help please...Suggestions?


    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 12:44AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

in firefox to see what add ons you have just go to tools then add ons and the list will show there under add ons. It sounds like it is an add on doing it, go to Start > all programs> mozilla firefox put the cursor on that and in the pop out menu you should see firefox safe mode which is not the same as starting the pc in safe mode, what this does is start firefox with out any of the add ons so if it works you know it is an add on that is the problem.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 2:21AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

Bingo...found it. It was a recently installed add-on called Fastest Fox. I have it disabled and can now copy and paste just fine and I can open clickable links "in a new tab".

Thanks raven.


    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 8:37AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

I remember someone at the KT saying they could not copy and paste via Firefox after some updating.

What worked for her was disabling a Yahoo toolbar so I totally deleted my Yahoo toolbar, and then enabled Fastest Fox and restarted and now all is well.

I upgraded firefox and now I can't copy


    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 8:47AM
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And because improvements to Firefox depend on feedback, do people the favor of going to the Firefox add-on site and adding your comments to the review of this particular add-on.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 2:40PM
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