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Windows 7: Can't scan window to capture text.


16 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 
Can't scan window to capture text.

If I try to grab text in a website window and move the mouse down while keeping the mouse Left button depress, the window will not scroll upward. I have to manually press the down arrow key to continue my text grab or selection. Can this be reversed?


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17 Nov 2011   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi gilloz, click 'Edit' on menu bar, select all.
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17 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

No idea but scrolling with the mouse wheel is easier.
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17 Nov 2011   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
No idea but scrolling with the mouse wheel is easier.
Not when trying to highlight & copy text.
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17 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks Roderunner for your response, but I was only trying to capture a small section of the text. Using the Edit-Select All, captures the whole page including photos. I am only interested in a certain amount of text only. Because I am using Firefox 8.0, I am not sure or can't remember having this problem with earlier versions of Firefox.
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17 Nov 2011   #6

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

gilloz,

it can be frustrating trying to copy the text you want especially if its not all visible on the full page.
Try copying what you can see, paste into notepad, scroll the page and repeat till you get all you want.
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17 Nov 2011   #7

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Why not shift click. Just click at the start of the text you want,then scroll down to the end of the text you want to copy,press shift key and left click and you will have the text you want.
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17 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

OK BrightBlessings. That worked fine and probably will have to do for now. This will be my workaround until I can find out why it doesn't work as it has in the past. Something is not right and I will attempt to find out why one way or another. Thanks for that. Thanks also Roderunner for responding also.
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17 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

OK Brightblessings. I found the problem. It was easy. I just reinstalled Firefox over the existing copy. Now it works as advertised. Thanks again.
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17 Nov 2011   #10

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

That's good. Hope you get the problem sorted properly.
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