How to copy the text from the dialog box? There is no copy option given in dialog box.
Sometimes the dialog box or the error messages contain lots of text and numbers and it would be hard for the readers to read and type the whole text manually.
Read a simple trick which allows you to quickly and easily copy the whole text from dialog boxes in Windows. (Note: it doesn’t work on all dialogs)……….
Whenever you want to copy text from a dialog box, you just need to press “Ctrl+C” keyboard keys together which is an universal keyboard shortcut to copy text and the whole text including title and buttons labels will be copied to clipboard. Now you can paste it (“Ctrl+V“) in Notepad, email or anywhere else.
Please note: Make sure the dialog box is active before pressing “Ctrl+C” keys together, you can click on the dialog box to make it active.
For example, lets talk about following dialog box (image) which is shown by Notepad when you try to close the text file (e.g. geboren.txt) without saving.
Now press “Ctrl+C” keys together, the whole text will be copied to clipboard and once you paste the text in Notepad, email or anywhere else, it’ll look like following:
Do you want to save changes to C:\Users\Desktop\geboren.txt?
[Save] [Don’t Save] [Cancel]
As you can see the text is copied and showing the dialog box title, the whole message, check box label and buttons.
Alternatively you can take a screenshot of the screen, but in this way isn’t editable. Also sometimes its not possible for some people if they are using a restricted computer or if the Administrator has disabled attaching pictures in emails, etc.
So, from now, whenever you need to copy or share the text from a dialog box in Windows, simply press “Ctrl+C” keys together and paste the text.