When I cut and paste a selection from a website, and paste to Textedit, why will the text open but not the image: was OK before Lion.

Before Mac OS Lion I could select text and pictures from a Firefox webpage, and paste into Textedit, with no problem. Since Lion the text selected pastes fine , but for an image there pastes only anicon which does not, and will not open.
I checked with the same procedure in Safari, and everything is fine.

Start Firefox in [[Safe Mode]] to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).
* Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.
* [[Troubleshooting extensions and themes]]
* [[Troubleshooting plugins]]
If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears.
* Use "Disable all add-ons" on the [[Safe mode]] start window to disable all extensions.
* Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")
There are other things that need attention:
Your above posted system details show outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks that you should update.
*Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
Update the [[Managing the Flash plugin|Flash]] plugin to the latest version.

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