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04-30-2012 05:38 PM
Okay I am officially an Idiot.
cut and paste are not working correctly and I have reached critical mass on this.
recently purchased new laptop (hp pavilion G6). The desktop i built a few years ago died of motherboard failure so decided to go with a laptop.
first found the problem using the microsoft windows starter packs provided with the initial software on the g6.
copy microsoft excell cells
move external mouse to new cells click to paste
paste options would show up for a millisecond then gray out (unable to use)
I attempted to use standard cntl keys (cntl/c, cntl/x, cntl/v) but no luck.
I assumed this was a built in failure to get me to purchase the full office system (add in lots of profanity here)
found the same problem with Mozilla/firefox. Cut data from a twitter tweet (worked fine), but paste was greyed out. numerous attempts showed this is a problem on many software.
one item, microsoft shows the paste options for a millisecond (a tantalizing hint at what may be possible) before it greys them out.
okay, new to windows 7 (old xp user) but I am fairly computer literate, so where is the **bleep** switch to put cut and paste back the way it was before the engineers decided to fix something that was not broken?