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Where has the practice of sending screen shots as source code come from?


On Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:27:06 PM UTC-5, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 7:13 AM, Chris Warrick <kwp... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 28 January 2018 at 20:19, Chris Angelico <ros... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The vanilla Windows console (conhost.exe IIRC) is far from ideal for
> >> copying and pasting from
> >
> > It?s been fixed in recent Windows 10 releases (select and Ctrl+C works now).
> 
> Haven't used it, but that's good news at least.
> 
> >> Windows error popups are *impossible* to copy text from.
> >
> > Most standard error popups support pressing Ctrl+C to copy the text
> > displayed in them.
> 
> Really? Most? That would be a HUGE improvement. Historically, only a
> handful have actually had selectable text. And really, it has to be
> not just the core Windows error popups, but application ones as well;
> so it has to be the underlying message-box API that supports it.
> 
> ChrisA

Most popups in applications using the standard Windows dialogs 
can still be copied from, even if the text doesn't look selectable:

  - give the dialog a focus
  - press Ctrl-A (this invisibly selects all text)
  - press Ctrl-C to copy the text
  - paste (Ctrl-V) into your favorite text editor.

Regards,
Igor.