Copy an error message

February 29, 2008

Problem: Something goes wrong and a Windows error message box pops up. But the error text is long, perhaps full of cryptic characters, and you’ve forgotten how to capture it as a screen shot to send to Support.

Solution: Click anywhere on the error message, then press CTRL+C to copy the text to the clipboard. Paste this text into an email message or document.

[This article was first published in the September 2007 CyberText Newsletter; link last checked January 2008]

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