Re: [NTB] Re: Copy and Paste Problems with NoteTab Pro 7.01/fv
- At 9/28/2012 02:25 PM, Rob wrote:
>I worked through the suggestions in that post about Firefox; in fact IRob,
>reset Firefox entirely, in safe mode, disabling all add-ins. No luck.
>I installed Google Chrome and got the same exact behavior -- https site
>up; not pasting into NTP. Https not up, pasting works.
>I ran clipbrd.exe, but it just shows my copies going in (similar to the
>way the Office Clipboard shows them being copied). They're there, in the
>clipboard, but if an HTTPS site is open in the web browser, I can't paste
>into NTP still. (Although Notepad works fine, as does everything
>else...other than EditPad).
>I tried messing with the Paste HTML clip -- both just using it "as is" and
>bringing it over into a new clip, and it operated the same. That is, if no
>HTTPS, it works. If HTTPS, then it pastes nothing.
>I'm about at the end of my rope with this. The problem exists across
>browsers and across text editors, but nowhere else. I'm at least limping
>along by watching which site I have active when I need to paste and/or not
>having a web browser open (if possible) when I have heavy text editing to do.
Without going back to reread your earlier posts what I am hearing is the
problem exists on YOUR SYSTEM, only with NTB and Editpad, whenever ANY
BROWSER is open to ANY HTPPS page and not otherwise.
Those are some very strong clues to the source of the problem. You've done
pretty well in isolating the problem so far.
Since there is a dearth of similar complaints from other users of NTB and
Win7 it does point to your configuration. Suggestions:
1) Boot Windows in safe mode & test
2) Create another user account (bare minimum) and test.
Try installing NTB for single user rather than all Users.
3) Save an https page locally, close the internet page and load the local
4) Download and run (no install needed), Systeminternal's Process Explorer
[http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653%5d (freeware) to
look for similarities and differences among the various browsers with and
without an htpps page open.
To minimize the TMI go to View | Select Columns and choose only enough
columns to identify a process, View | check all the Show processes, check
Show Lower Pane and select one of the Lower Pane Views. Run a single
browser, click on the browser entry in Process Explorer, sort the lower
pane on name (click on the column header) then File | Save As to an
identifying name. This creates a text file of all the running processes and
the handles or DLLs for the selected process. the thought here is to create
snapshots of what handles/DLLs are active under the various test conditions
and then to use a file comparer [Beyond Compare is the best, 30 day trial,
http://scootersoftware.com/%5d to find the similarities/differences. This is
a fair amount of work and may or may not be productive but Process Explorer
is still a good tool to have in your tool box.
5) Download and run Systeminternal's Process Monitor
[http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645%5d. This utility
also generates a lot of info but it has a time stamp for each event logged
that you can relate to when you click on an https link.
6) [The easiest] Post your problem on the SystemInsternal trouble shooting
page [http://forum.sysinternals.com/troubleshooting_forum6.html%5d. Your
problem is intriguing enough that it may elicit lots of help from some very
Although #s 4 & 5 are highly technical and may be beyond your interest, the
output will probably facilitate help from the forum
7) Post your problem on Mozilla's Firefox forum and/or Bugzilla.
8) I can't recall - did the problem appear only with Win 7 or with both
Win7 and NTB7? Pro, Std, Lite?
Earlier versions of same?
9) Submit your problem directly to NoteTab Tech support.
- Great job figuring it out! Thanks for letting us know what caused it too. Now we'll know what to suggest if friends/family have a
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of robanderson139
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 3:09 PM
Subject: [NTB] Re: Copy and Paste Problems with NoteTab Pro 7.01/fv
I wanted to let you know that this problem appears to be SOLVED!
I've been keeping an eye on my Task Manager today, focusing on CPU usage, and I noticed a program popping up repeatedly. (I can
thank this thread for that -- the various pointers to more complicated process viewers/managers got me as least monitoring Task
Manager -- so thanks for that). When I tracked it down, it turned out to be the WebRoot SecureAnywhere software, which was installed
on my laptop before I got it (I bought it from a big box store with the software all pre-loaded). I didn't even know it was on the
machine and in fact had since loaded my own security software.
Anyway, some Googling revealed that there's a list of "Protected Applications." And when I tracked down that sub-menu, sure enough,
there was listed NTP, EditPad, and even the directory I created to hold them -- all marked as "Deny". Once I switched them to
"Allow" my paste is again working. Why the ONLY thing it was denying was pasting is beyond me.
What a HUGE waste of time -- and I apologize to everyone who spent time on this as well. If I had known the software was on my
machine, I would've looked there FIRST (and DID check my OWN virus/security software way back).
Anyway, THANK YOU everyone for your help. And I figured I'd post up in case others ever have a similar problem.