I keep getting a clipboard access message while taking exams with Internet Explorer. How do I fix this?

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Microsoft has made some major changes to their internet browser, Internet Explorer, and the way that it handles security.  This causes issues with some websites on the internet.  One persistent problem with the new security settings is a "Clipboard Access" verification text box.  To fix this, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the Tools -> Internet Options menu in Internet Explorer.
  2. Select the "Security" tab of Internet Options, and then click on the "Trusted Sites' icon. 
  3. Select the "Sites..." button below the zone window in the tab.
  4. In order to add the university’s address to the Trusted Sites list, you will need to enter the full URL path in the textbox if it is not already there.  Be sure the full path, including http://, is correct and then click "Add."  Make sure to uncheck the "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone" as well. Then click "OK."
  5. Now you will need to allow programmatic clipboard access for your Trusted Sites zone. This can also be done from the Security tab by selecting the "Trusted sites" icon, then clicking “Custom level...” in the Security level dialog.
  6. Once the Security Settings dialog box is open, scroll to the Scripting area and look for “Allow Programmatic clipboard access.” Change the setting to “Enable."
  7. Click "OK" and then "OK" again on the Internet Options dialog window.
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