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I can copy a URL, but cannot paste it in the body of an e-mail. Also doen't hypelink it. I do not have this problem using Internet Explorer..

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When I copy a URL and go to paste it in an e-mail, it won't paste. Some other box opens. I can paste the URL in the subject line, but doesn't hyperlink it. (blue) When using Internet Explorer, I don't have this problem. I'm new to FF with a new computer.

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Pasting a link into the subject line won't make it a link so that part is normal. But not being able to paste into the email body is not. I can't think of a reason that would happen. What email program are you using?

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Pasting a link into the subject line won't make it a link so that part is normal. But not being able to paste into the email body is not. I can't think of a reason that would happen. What email program are you using?

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I have a msn address. This problem doesn't occur when using Internet Explorer.

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There doesn't seem to be any current issues with Firefox and MSN. Try clearing Firefox's cookies and cache.

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Did you try to use the keyboard to paste?

  • Copy: Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert
  • Paste: Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert
  • Cut: Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete

Just above the textarea that you use to enter the message text on the "Compose New Mail page" there is usually a button bar with buttons to add text formatting like Bold and Italic.
That toolbar may also have a button to turn a text link into a clickable hyperlink (look for a chain like button).
You can select the text and click that button to turn the link into a clickable hyperlink.
If you can't find the button then hover them all to check the tooltip of each (e.g. Insert hyperlink).