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Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:11 am
by Daf57
Hi, did not find this as a known issue in FAQ or search - When I highlight any text in the Message Window (HTML Validator) and either right click>copy or use CTRL + C it will not copy the text. Is this intended behavior or a bug? There are times when I need to copy that error or warning text.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional and CSE HTML Validator Professional V12.02

Thanks
Daf

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:44 am
by Albert Wiersch
That's strange. I cannot reproduce this. Text copies as expected.

You are referring to the window titled "Message Window", where you can select, right-click and then choose copy, and not to the message in the "Message" tab in the Results Window, correct?

You should also be able to focus on the "Message Window" and press Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C to copy the entire contents. If it's not working then I suspect something is interfering, perhaps some other software you are running.

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:57 am
by Daf57
Hi Albert - thanks for the reply. I am unable to CTRL+A either...

Any ideas what would cause that behavior? I also use Top Style and it works fine. In fact no other software on this machine has this issue. Going to be very difficult to narrow down which particular application isn't getting along with CSE HTML Validator.

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:01 am
by Albert Wiersch
Sorry, I don't currently have any ideas as to why that would be. :(

Can you reboot your computer and see if the problem still exists?

Also, have you always had this issue or has it recently developed?

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:52 am
by RSteinwand
To copy messages from the Message window:

Right-click and choose "Copy messages to clipboard". :wink:

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:54 am
by Albert Wiersch
RSteinwand wrote:To copy messages from the Message window:

Right-click and choose "Copy messages to clipboard". :wink:
Yep.. that's another option which can be done by right-clicking in the Results Window (but not the Message Window). :D

Of course it will copy ALL messages, unless the 'Selected Message Only' option is used.

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:02 am
by RSteinwand
I assumed you'd use "selected message", which I used here:
Message: [HTML Tidy] Document content looks like HTML5

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:04 am
by Daf57
Albert Wiersch wrote:
RSteinwand wrote:To copy messages from the Message window:

Right-click and choose "Copy messages to clipboard". :wink:
This does in fact work. However not in the message window - if I CTRL+A with the focus on the Message Window it selects all in the editor window and subsequent copy/pastes will be the contents of the edit window. Very odd.

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:13 am
by RSteinwand
I had to toggle the message window under "view... windows" to see it's the right side, square window. I assumed it was the wider "message" on the left.

The text is the same as on the left (Message). Copy that instead.

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:25 am
by Albert Wiersch
Daf57 wrote:This does in fact work. However not in the message window - if I CTRL+A with the focus on the Message Window it selects all in the editor window and subsequent copy/pastes will be the contents of the edit window. Very odd.
I think I may have found the problem/bug. It seems this problem occurs when the Message Window is not docked. Can you dock the Message Window into the main CSE HTML Validator window and see if that fixes the problem? The default position is in the bottom right of the main window, as part of the Results Window which also defaults to the bottom of the main window as seen below.

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Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:30 am
by Daf57
That's it!!! :) Works perfectly when docked!

I use 2 monitors and I usually pull all tool bars and windows over to the 2nd monitor.

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:51 am
by Albert Wiersch
Daf57 wrote:That's it!!! :) Works perfectly when docked!

I use 2 monitors and I usually pull all tool bars and windows over to the 2nd monitor.
Great! I'm glad that works and sorry for the trouble... perhaps this is a bug in the component that CSE HTML Validator uses. I've made a note to keep this on my radar so hopefully I can or will find a solution/fix.

Re: Unable to copy text in Message Window

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:03 am
by Daf57
Thank you for your help today - very impressed with the support available here. :)