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How can I access/copy unselectable text from windows (in Windows 7)?

For example, when a warning/error/info popup box (or window) appear, is there a way to access the text of it (when the text is unselectable)?

I'm wondering if there's a utility or method to possibly access such, sort of like a "DOM Inspector" for a web browser.


The text is in the form of a label, and not any sort of textbox or inputtable text element.

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marked as duplicate by Karan, Tog, soandos, gronostaj, mpy Jul 9 '13 at 15:46

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If it is a standard dialog box, you can press Ctrl+C to copy the title, contents, and the available buttons (OK, Cancel).

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Mind = BLOWN. Where has this tip been all my life? Thanks! – Coldblackice Jul 5 '13 at 18:58

Try Password Viewer

Drag and drop where you want it to reveal text.

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