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This has been driving me nuts. I was using the IE9 beta on Vista 64 bit and for the life of me I could not select text from a website to copy and paste. Instead if the "I" I would get the grabby hand. I just upgraded to the IE9 RC and still I have the grabby hand where I should be able to drag and select text. Any ideas why this is happening?

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Some pages do not allow highlight for copying, does it do it for all web pages? – Moab Feb 21 '11 at 16:30
It is every page that I want to cut and paste from. – Jeremy Hajek Feb 21 '11 at 18:38
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In Tools > Internet Options > Advanced Tab, do a Reset, close IE then re open it.

If this is too extreme, as it will disable all your add ons and clear history etc.

Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security Tab > Internet > Custom Level button > in the Miscellaneous category, be sure "Drag and drop or copy and paste files" is enabled. enter image description here

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My cut and paste setting was enabled. Tried the reset and it worked perfectly! You saved me from going crazy! By the way how did you find out about this feature--I think it could come in handy. – Jeremy Hajek Feb 22 '11 at 4:52
Yes it is handy for solving IE problems, I forget where I learned about the reset button. – Moab Feb 22 '11 at 6:39

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