Sometimes you need to copy the text from a message box which appears on your screen in Windows 10. For example, some application may show you an error message or crash details. In such a situation, you would want to copy its text to the clipboard so you can paste it in Google's search box. Here's a simple trick that you may not be aware of.
To copy text from message box in Windows 10, simply press the Ctrl+C hotkey to copy the message box text and you are done!
Then, do not click the OK button, press the CTRL + C hotkey instead. The contents of the message box will be copied to the clipboard. It will include its title and also the button captions.
Windows cannot find 'winaero'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.
After you copied the contents of the message box, you can press OK to close the message.
The same can be done for other dialog boxes. Let's see one more example with Notepad's save prompt.
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The ability to copy the text from dialog boxes was available in previous versions of Microsoft Windows. This trick should also work in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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