Q: Why can't I Cut, Copy, or Paste using the Rich Text Editor? When I try I get the following message:
In Internet Explorer the first time you try to perform one of the actions you will be alerted, and given the option to grant the editor access to your clipboard. If you choose Allow Access you will not encounter this error anymore.
However, in Firefox there is no way to allow this action. Firefox no longer allows users to change this behavior, and the methods and extensions that claim to be able to no longer work with Firefox 3.6.
Options for Firefox Users
Firefox users, there are still a couple of options for you. First, you can still use the copy and paste commands in your browser. In the edit menu there are Cut, Copy, and Paste buttons that will still work inside the Rich Text Editor. Second, you can use the keyboard shortcuts for each of these actions to perform them inside the editor. These shortcuts are:
|Copy||Control + C||Command + C|
|Cut||Control + X||Command + X|
|Paste||Control + V|
These work the same as the menu options and can be very helpful. They work in nearly any program on your computer and are faster than using then program menu or the right-click menu.