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The other possibility is that an old extension is causing problems. You might try disabling them and adding them back in one at a a time.
I've got my Firefox on XP Pro fairly well 'loaded up' with extensions, but Control-C and Control-V, Firefox Edit context menu Copy/Cut/Paste, and Firefox toolbar Copy/Cut/Paste icons all seem to work fine here.
i uninstalled 'scrapbook' [the only extention i use], same problem
and unistalled FireFox, restarted computer and installed from scratch, the problem persists.
Jim, I wonder it has got to do with the new Windows patches, have you installed them?
*Firefox bug on Windows*
There is a bug on Windows systems that cause the clipboard to randomly not
work. This bug is slated to be fixed in 126.96.36.199. In the meantime, minimizing
the application and restoring it may restore clipboard functionality.
Here are soem texts about it:
Yes, fully patched. I've never seen this problem, though. Not that a sample of one -either way- is significant.
Since Copy/Paste is a function that interfaces with the system (clipboard), it still strikes me as a 'registry thing.'
From the bugzilla thread at [bugzilla.mozilla.org...]
------- Comment #72 From Computer Guru 2006-04-25 06:04 PDT -------
After extensive research, it becomes apparent that there are two bugs here:
1) *Randomly* does not allow copying from the Core, on all OSes. *This* has
been fixed with the patch above.
2) Copy and paste *never* works, and only on Windows. *This* is a
I hope this clears matters up.
If you are experiencing 100% failures on Windows platforms, run a scan for keyloggers now!
That interference could be associated with keyloggers, etc or more directly with the clipboard. Since it affects menu commands too, the latter may be more likely.