• Subject: Windows Error Messages (was Re: AS/400 vs. NT)
  • From: Alan Novick <anovick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:44:55 -0700


One helpful hint with those Windows error messages:  Select them with
your mouse.  Then press Control-C.  This copies it to the clipboard. 
Then open notepad and press control-V.  That pastes it!  It is very
annoying that there is no easy way to do this, especially with those
strange messages.

Alan Novick
Pressman Toy Corporation
New Brunswick, NJ

Rob Berendt wrote:
> This is why I often call GUI applications 'grey screen' applications.
> At least on green screen you can cut and paste.
> Try copying from an error window on grey screen and pasting it into a
> full text search.  The only thing I can paste it into is Paintbrush.
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