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


On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 7:41 AM,  <codewizard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>

Ah. Good that it's possible... but... a novice programmer is expected
to know this... how?

ChrisA