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Pasting into IE7 Window

I downloaded and installed Internet Explorer version 7 (IE7), beta 3 (replacing beta 2); the install appeared to go without hitch and most websites I visit are displaying correctly.IE7 dialog box asking 'Do you want to allow this webpage to access your clipboard?'

I just went to Google Maps though, and something odd’s happening there. I’d copied an address from another window, and every time I try to paste into Google Maps’ input field I get the dialog box shown here. I clicked “Allow access” but nothing was put into the input field. I tried to paste again, but I got the same dialog.

Other web pages let me paste into input fields just fine, so far this is the only place I’ve run into this message. Looking at the source for Google Maps javascript makes my eyes water, but the really interesting thing is in the dialog’s repetition. IE7 shouldn’t keep asking the same question over and over.

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