Clipboard Issues

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

There are several known Clipboard issues addressed by the Compatibility Administrator through compatibility fixes and compatibility modes.

Fix Name Symptom Fix Description


The copy or paste operation does not function properly.

Fixes applications that call the SetClipboardData(CF_TEXT) function without first emptying the Clipboard.


You receive an access violation error message when copying bitmaps to or from the Clipboard.

Converts a high-color device-independent bitmap (DIB) to a 24-bit DIB when you copy the image to the Clipboard in CF_DIB format.

This fix only works if you are running the Microsoft Windows®°95 operating system, the Microsoft Windows®°98 operating system, and the Microsoft Windows® Millennium Edition operating system.

See Also


Known Compatibility Fixes, Compatibility Modes, and AppHelp Messages
Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool