How to Copy a dialog Box text in Windows 8, 8.1

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If you have for example an error message or a pop up in Windows 8 or 8.1 and you are tired of writing manually the text you get in that message you will see in this tutorial how we can copy the text by just a few keyboard buttons directly to a notepad or a word document of your choosing.
copy dialog box to clipboard in Windows 8
In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 you have the great feature of copying any message that appears on your screen by using just two buttons on the keyboard and then pasting the message right away to your contact support person for Microsoft systems in order for him to help you with your issue.

Tutorial on how to copy a dialog box text to your clipboard on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Let’s take for example the error message “Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library” that pops on your screen unexpectedly.

In this case if you want to copy the message to a word document and save it for later troubleshooting do the steps below.

  1. Click (left click) on the upper side bar of the window error (Example: it should appear “Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library”).
  2. Note: Do not click (left click) on “OK” to close the pop up window yet.
  3. Press and hold on the keyboard the button “Ctrl” and the button “C”.
  4. Note: After you pressed “Ctrl” and “C” you can click (left click) on “OK” to close the error message.
  5. Now open a Text document and name it as you see fit.
  6. Click (right click) in the text document and select from the menu “Paste”
  7. The message should look something like this:

[Window Title]
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

[Content]
Runtime error!
Program c:\P…

R6034
An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly.
Please contact the application’s support team for more information.

[OK]

Now you can see how easy it is to copy a text from a dialog box just by pressing a few buttons. For any opinions on the matter don’t hesitate to write us below .

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