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Copying text from Win box to Notepad

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  • Started 6 years ago by Bavarian
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Bavarian
Posts: 5

Here's a pic :
http://tinypic.info/viewer.php.....loanf5.jpg

I'd like to be able to copy the text from this message box and paste it into eg Notepad.
Is this possible???

Thanks!
Bavarian

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

I don't think you can copy the text. But you can take a snip and store it as a picture.

Posted 6 years ago
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jd2066
jd2066
Posts: 3814

I'm not sure if it will work for that dialog but there an article at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....clipboard/ on copying text for error messages that may work.

Posted 6 years ago
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Bavarian
Posts: 5

jd2066 it only seems to work for certain error messages. Ones with just an OK button work, but others with Abort/Retry/Ignore buttons don't, the clipboard remains empty.
Thanks anyway.

[edit]
Maybe I could go sniffing in memory somewhere?

Posted 6 years ago
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pipo
pipo
Posts: 428

might be a stupid question, but if that's the only text from a windows box that you need, can't u just type it?

Posted 6 years ago
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Bavarian
Posts: 5

Never mind, I got everything fixed now.
Thanks!

Posted 6 years ago
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jd2066
jd2066
Posts: 3814

Just wondering, what was the issue you were having and how did you fix it?

Posted 6 years ago
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Bavarian
Posts: 5

The problem was reading an error message in a foreign language. ;)
Did some Zen-thinking I guess :), didn't need the exact error message anymore.

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Do I gather that you wanted to pass the message thru some translation program and that the writing was not in roman letters?

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pipo
pipo
Posts: 428

that would make a lot of sense

Posted 6 years ago
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Bavarian
Posts: 5

That I wanted to do yes.

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