Java copy/paste problems:
After Java 1.6.23, Java by default eliminated the clipboard
copy/paste feature from the JRE to limit security problems in the
browser. There are a number of solutions, but the simplest is to
just return to the status quo ante - ie, ignore the security risks
and just allow copy/paste.
Here's how to do that by changing the setting the java.policy file.
- See notes from:
- Find a current version of the java.policy
file. Typically find it in:
- Find the right place to put a copy of it - the place your
browsers look for various (lots of) configuration files. Most
reliable seems to be to open the Java Console associated with
running Java applets.
- Start a Java applet in any browser of your choice. The
following is a simple choice:
- Open the Java Console window - it should appear on your Task
Bar, where you see the Start icon, among other things.
- Press "s" to show "dump system and deployment properties"
- Look for the line starting with: "deployment.user.security.policy
= ", which should be followed by some path similar to:
- This is the place to paste the copy of the java.policy file
you made in the previous step.
- Edit this file. I suggest using Wordpad. Add the following
- Restart your browser(s).
- Copy/paste should now work!