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Windows 7: Select, copy and paste text from windows

01 Dec 2009   #1
juandiego

Windows 7 Professional 32-bits
 
 
Select, copy and paste text from windows

Hello everyone.

Sorry if this has been already discussed but the search engine didn't show any match on the matter.

At least I can't select text in a window to be copied and pasted elsewhere. If my memory serves me right, it was possible with XP.

I know there are windows on which a right click option allows you to copy all details it shows but many times you just need part of them. However, there are many other windows in which it's not possible whatsoever.

Looks like those windows are images rather than text; though they have links to other options (windows) and they obviously work, neither you can copy them.

Am I missing something here perhaps?

Thanks in advance.


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01 Dec 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Copy and paste should copy files and/or folders.

Yes you can paste text into a text editor. Just select all text and choose copy, then paste it into the document

I hope I;m on the right track here.
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01 Dec 2009   #3
juandiego

Windows 7 Professional 32-bits
 
 

Hi, reghakr.
I mean text from (at least most) a Windows 7's window. I know it works for files and folders but it doesn't for the text any window shows. If you pass the cursor while clicking on and throughout the text you'd like to select to be copied, nothing is highlighted hence selected. Nor even links to other windows can be selected as normal text by the same procedure. Even those options (copy, cut and paste) are in gray (deactivated) in the edition scrolling menu.

For instance: go to Control Panel/System and try to select text or any other way to copy the text the window shows. I can't.
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01 Dec 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Did you click your mouse in the box where you wanted to paste?
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01 Dec 2009   #5
juandiego

Windows 7 Professional 32-bits
 
 

Of course I did, reghakr.
And as I said before, not even the edit options in the scrolling menu are available except the first one (undo last).
Do you mean you are able to select and copy the text you want to in, say, the window I mentioned? If so, could my issue be because of something related to configuration?
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01 Dec 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I don't see how it could be

Go to Start > Run,. and type psw. This will track the steps you take.

Zip up file file and attach it here.
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01 Dec 2009   #7
juandiego

Windows 7 Professional 32-bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Did you click your mouse in the box where you wanted to paste?
Ok, sorry, I thought you meant to copy, not to paste.
Anyway, the problem is that I cannot even select the text, therefore it can't be pasted elsewhere.

Thanks for your interest, reghakr. I'm now wondering whether this is only in my case or it's the same in everyone's.
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01 Dec 2009   #8
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juandiego View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Did you click your mouse in the box where you wanted to paste?
Ok, sorry, I thought you meant to copy, not to paste.
Anyway, the problem is that I cannot even select the text, therefore it can't be pasted elsewhere.

Thanks for your interest, reghakr. I'm now wondering whether this is only in my case or it's the same in everyone's.
It's OK,. copy will work also.
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01 Dec 2009   #9
juandiego

Windows 7 Professional 32-bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I don't see how it could be

Go to Start > Run,. and type psw. This will track the steps you take.

Zip up file file and attach it here.
Thanks, reghakr.
I'll do that. Wait a minute, please.
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01 Dec 2009   #10
juandiego

Windows 7 Professional 32-bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juandiego View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I don't see how it could be

Go to Start > Run,. and type psw. This will track the steps you take.

Zip up file file and attach it here.
Thanks, reghakr.
I'll do that. Wait a minute, please.
Odd thing, no action. Windows states there's no file named that way (psw). Windows searching tool directs the search of psw to a only file named setup.inx.
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