Alchemys wrote: It smells to me like a strange permissions issue, but have not been able to verify it. It could also be a bad windows clipboard hook due to some registry setting that I have not been able to locate.
Come to think of it, I do have UAC turned off. Not sure what difference that would make, but perhaps a quick test on your end would verify if that is the culprit. If so, it would need to be corrected by IDM. I really don't see that being the issue, however.
As far as the bad windows clipboard hook, that's a possibility, depending on what other software you have installed.
Alchemys wrote: The one thing I was reluctant to try was the AutoHotKey solution. I didn't want to try and muddy the waters by installing additional software.
AutoHotKey has been valuable to me for so many things I cannot count them all. However, it's not a solution to this problem, it is a workaround. I'd rather we fix the issue and not just find a workaround.
Alchemys wrote: If I do locate the culprit I will be sure to reply and inform all who may suffer the same issue of my fix.
That would be great.
You may want to contact IDM Support by email. Link to their email at the top of the forums. They don't regularly monitor the forums, so a heads up to them may give them the opportunity to assist you in resolving the issue, which, you could in turn report back to us.
If you're going to go with a workaround for now, I would suggest something besides the AutoHotKey, because I find the tool so valuable in every day pasting, especially when I copy something from the internet, and need to paste it into an Office product, and I don't want the HTML, just plain text. It's called "Paste Like Text". It's a simple utility that sits in your system tray, and any time you want to do a paste, use the Windows Key + V instead of Ctrl+V, and you get a menu to select how you want it pasted, whether as plain text, text that mimics typing (slower), convert to upper case, convert to lower case, Proper Case (like titles), or it can invert the case of the text you've got copied (like when you had the CAPS lock on and didn't realize it, you can copy, then paste back inverted.)
You can get the tool from https://sites.google.com/site/pastetextlike/