FAQ: Why can't I paste content from my clipboard to a discussion post?

Discussion created by grantw on Nov 29, 2012

Q: I copy content from an email or another document to my clipboard (ctl-c), and then I try to paste it into a discussion post (ctl-v), but nothing gets pasted in.  What am I doing wrong?


A: It may be a security setting in your browser.  Try the following steps for IE:

  1. Open your Internet Options from the Tools menu
  2. Click on the Security tab
  3. Select “Internet” zone
  4. Select “Custom Level…”
  5. Scroll down to “Scripting” and under that there is a setting for “Allow Programmatic clipboard access”
  6. Set this to “Enable” or “Prompt” and hit "OK"