How to copy error message when you can’t take a screenshot?

I would like to share quick and easy tip which I use almost everyday (I saw on mibuso forum, back in 2007). If you get an error message and for some reason you can’t take a screenshot of it (let’s face it, if you will ask for someone’s help with this error message, you will need to show them what it said), just click CTRL+C (yes, the simple Copy function, which you use everywhere else anyway). Now, go back to your email client (or notepad, or wordpress – like me) and click CTRL+V.

So, instead of taking a screenshot that would look like this:

Error Message - You do not have permission to run

You will get, error message logged like this:

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Classic
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You do not have permission to run the ‘Design, Codeunit, Basic’ System.

Contact your system administrator to have your permissions changed.

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OK
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And the beauty of this tip – it works not only in Dynamics NAV, but almost anywhere else as well. That is, if you are running Windows! 🙂

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