Extra Software Could Be the Reason behind Your Slow PC

It often gets annoying when you are working on something important and your PC slows down. There could be many factors behind this. One of the reasons for your PC slowing down could be installation of extra software. Software requires some amount of memory to get started. Thus, the more number of software you install on your PC the more memory they need.

For an individual who uses computer for most of his jobs might certainly require separate software for each job. This does not imply that he needs all the programs installed by the software. While installing software one must carefully go through the installation process and see which programs are being installed along with the software.

So what is important and what is not?

Most of the software you use, provide you with three options during installation –

  1. To install the complete software
  2. To install the most commonly used programs in the software
  3. To choose the programs you want to install.

It is advisable to choose the third option if you use advanced software as you would have a better idea of which programs you want to install. If you are a new user, the second choice is better as that option installs programs that are commonly needed by new users. The first option is advisable only if you want to study the software or know its complete usage.

Also, software comes with additional programs that you might not need at all. For example, when you download a YouTube downloader, it comes with additional anti-virus software. You do not need this software if you are a typical PC user as you would have advanced anti-virus software already installed on your PC. It is important to take care to check what is getting downloaded along with the software and if it is something you do not need, avoid them.

What if we need all the software that is installed?

There might be times when your PC gets too slow because of installing too much software but you need all of them. A solution to this problem is to increase your RAM memory. Whenever you start any software, it gets loaded onto your RAM memory. Thus, the more software you have, the more RAM memory you need.

You can check the specifications of software installed on your PC and find out the maximum amount of RAM required for the software to run smoothly. If you do not have enough RAM memory for software to run, your PC tends to run slow. Even if you manage to start the software, you cannot use any other application while running that software. If you try to do so, neither of your applications would work and your PC may hang.

For example, Oracle database software requires 1 MB of RAM to get started while a Visual Studio can do with 512 MB. This means that your PC needs minimum 1MB RAM if you are using both of these software. If you try to run Oracle using a 512 MB RAM it won’t work. Anti-virus software that uses powerful scanning tools also requires more RAM memory to scan your PC completely and effectively.

Text Copy/Paste Functionality Has Been Disabled In MS Word / Visual Studio/ Firefox

Copying Issues on the Web

Security has been a growing issue on the internet. Every website is trying to make its contents more secure. Some security features on some websites does not allow users to copy any data or information that are displayed on it. Usually these are done to safeguard copyright related features that the website owners do not want others to re-produce. We might want to copy some text from the browser, word processor, text editor, spread sheet, email client or any other application.

As such when we try copy anything from this webpage and paste it elsewhere, you might get the display a message telling you, “Text Copying Disabled”. The source text is not displayed at all. The copyright owner’s name is also displayed along with this message.

Being unable to copy and paste error affects all the other running programs in the system. When such a message is displayed, the user will not be able to copy from any other application as well, even if the other application is a non-browser editor. Here too the same error message is displayed. No matter what text the user tries to copy and paste, everywhere the result is the same, “Text Copying Disabled”. The exact text that has been copied does not appear.

The reason behind this error being transmitted to other non-browser application is still unknown. Even disabling the JavaScript on your web browser does not resolve this copy paste issue. This copying disabled problem keeps recurring. The block implementation is still unknown, and perhaps it is done through Flash or other similar web components.

When this error message is displayed the clipboard becomes completely inaccessible by the user. The user will not be able to copy any text or any images, pictures, or other graphics. The clipboard memory simply becomes unknown location and the system cannot hold any copy paste items.

Over days of research, it has been concluded that the “Text Copying Disabled” blocking has been created, loaded, and opened in any tab or window in that web browser. This usually occurs on the web pages that have data of marketing research or online survey. This is done by these websites to safe guard the data being copied by its visitors. They usually are the data that are pretty sensitive, and therefore they are protected from being copied by other users.

Some of the popular companies that use the disable text copying feature are Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates and PSB Internet Survey, or Opinion Guru.

To fix this copy paste issue, simply complete the survey on the web page that is not allowing you to copy data. After the survey is completed close the window or tab where the survey was open. If the problem persists, i.e. you are still not being allowed to copy paste from any other application, then close all the web browser that are open at that moment including Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or any others.

If the copy paste function is still not enabled, then delete all the temporary internet files or empty all the browser caches from your web browsers. These steps will surely allow you to resume the copy paste operation on your system.