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Is there any application that will copy the text from an error message box into the clipboard?

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can we assume you're looking for Windows (or Windows-7) software? – quack quixote Apr 25 '10 at 5:49
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In Windows, with message dialogs like this:

alt text

You can use Ctrl+C to copy, and when you paste, you'll get this:

Message title.
Oops, something went wrong. :-(
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Just use Ctrl-C, then paste it into notepad (or whatever else). It's always worked for me

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