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    "Here’s not 1, but 7 ware tools that is able to extract or copy text inside any windows or software. Some can even do more than that. So let’s check it out…"

    How To Copy Text or Error Messages from Any Dialog Boxes in Windows » Raymond.CC Blog

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    Probably worth mentioning that "normal" dialog boxes (the ones that ask you to hit OK, or Yes/No, or Abort/Retry/Ignore) can be copied without any work. Just hit Ctrl+C.

    Like if you try to run (via Start > Run) "nosuchprogram", you'll get a dialog saying it couldn't be found. Ctrl+C produces
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     nosuchprogram
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     Windows cannot find 'nosuchprogram'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.
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     OK   
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    [quote name='DamianWadley' post='778214' date='03-Jun-2009 19:36']Probably worth mentioning that "normal" dialog boxes (the ones that ask you to hit OK, or Yes/No, or Abort/Retry/Ignore) can be copied without any work. Just hit Ctrl+C.[/quote]
    Oooh - that's neat! Thanks!

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    I didn't know about that one, very useful!

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    [quote name='DamianWadley' post='778214' date='04-Jun-2009 04:36']Probably worth mentioning that "normal" dialog boxes (the ones that ask you to hit OK, or Yes/No, or Abort/Retry/Ignore) can be copied without any work. Just hit Ctrl+C.

    Like if you try to run (via Start > Run) "nosuchprogram", you'll get a dialog saying it couldn't be found. Ctrl+C produces
    Code:
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     nosuchprogram
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     Windows cannot find 'nosuchprogram'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.
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     OK   
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    [/quote]

    Neat trick! Especially if you only need to "scrape" off some error code or similar.

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    Now if Microsoft would just add a hypervisor that would allow BSOD screens to be captured!

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    [quote name='DamianWadley' post='778214' date='03-Jun-2009 17:36']Probably worth mentioning that "normal" dialog boxes (the ones that ask you to hit OK, or Yes/No, or Abort/Retry/Ignore) can be copied without any work. Just hit Ctrl+C.[/quote]

    Thanks, Damian. Didn't know about that either.
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