Re: Can't Paste into certain fields in IE8
Having the same problem but this didn't solve the problem for me. In IE8 on
Vista, all my "browse for a file" text boxes have a grey background and when
you double-click on the text box itself it opens the browse files dialog.
Also, no bar cursor - just an arrow when hovering over the box...
It's annoying to have to browse all the way to a file when I have the name
right there on the clipboard ready to paste with a simple keystroke.
Any other ideas?
> HI NoBlight,
> Tools>Internet Options - Security tab. Press the 'Default' button on each
> security zone and accept the default security settings that the IE Team
> There are security settings to "Allow programmatic access to the clipboard"
> and also "Include local directory path when uploading files to a server",
> which you may have accidentally changed. (Accept the default security
> Some sites may also restrict what can be pasted into an input field. (Too
> long, invalid characters).
> "noblight" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Sometime in the past couple of weeks (impossible to figure out exactly
> > when) I lost the ability to paste data from the clipboard into certain
> > fields on webpages.
> > Example: When uploading photos on various webpages, there is a field
> > where you can type the path to the file that you want to upload. In
> > the past, I could copy the path from another location and just paste
> > it into this field. No more. This happens across several websites, not
> > just one, so I doubt that multiple websites changed their policies all
> > at the same time.
> > I thought maybe this resulted from some security update or setting in
> > Vista or in IE8, but can find no info on this.
> > Appreciate any help.