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Windows 7: Select, copy and paste text from windows

01 Dec 2009   #21

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

No you can't copy that information from that particular program/

Don't know why Microsoft does this as it would be be helpful

If you want detailed info on you system,. download System information viewer

|MG| SIW (System Info) 2009.10.22 Download

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01 Dec 2009   #22

Windows 7 Professional 32-bits
 
 

My bad not to insist that I meant only those kind of windows, reghakr, sorry.
I agree that is often very useful to copy and paste elsewhere some information from OS's windows as specifications, error messages etc. You could also use the snipping tool but it takes considerably more time and probably you have to type the text anyway.

Ok, reghakr, now I feel more at ease since it is not only in my case. I have also known of that psr tool which seems to me quite interesting. Thanks for the link to SIW, actually I've just uninstalled cpu_z and was about to install SIW for that task.

Many, many thanks for your patience.
Best regards.
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01 Dec 2009   #23

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You're most certainly welcome
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01 Dec 2009   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

HWInfo32 is the best info tool - if it can't find it, your pc doesn't have it:

www.hwinfo.com/
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05 Dec 2009   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I have been having the same problem of not being able to select text from a given web page and being able to copy it to paste to Notepad or to somewhere else that I wanted to save the selection.

I started looking around the icons in my Toolbars and I discovered that some how the "Panning Hand" had been clicked. When I clicked on it again to unselect it, I am now able to select text from a web page to cut-and-paste else where.

I am going to have to read up on what the "Panning Hand" function is as I do not have a clue!

I just thought I would pass this on.

Cathy
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