Have you ever wanted to copy some text from a dialog box which doesn’t provide such functionality?
Textify was created to solve this problem: you can point your mouse over the text, click on the mouse shortcut (Shift + Middle click by default), and get a selectable view of the text.


exe textify_setup.exe (593.16 kB, changelog)
Latest version: v1.10.4

Source code



Textify v1.6 Translation Demo


If you’d like to translate Textify to your language, please refer to this comment.

Posted in Releases, Software by Michael (Ramen Software) on March 5th, 2016.

806 Responses to “Textify”

  1. Julio Cesar says:

    Could you please add an option to auto copy the text instead of showing the edit box? 😀

    • I’ve added it to my TODO list. One day I’ll implement it, as well as some other suggested features 🙂

      • Jiangyao says:

        Hello, can you add a function to rename my selected file? That would be cool. Copying, pasting, renaming files will be easy.
        I can’t rename files now. I can only select and copy them..

        Can you develop a Chinese version of it?
        Also。 The donation page do not support Alipay to pay? That’s the easiest, fastest way to pay in the world today. PayPal pays too much trouble.

        • Hello, can you add a function to rename my selected file? That would be cool. Copying, pasting, renaming files will be easy.
          I can’t rename files now. I can only select and copy them..

          I’m not sure that I understand the suggestion. What does Textify have to do with file renaming?

          Can you develop a Chinese version of it?

          That’s not planned, sorry. The application is simple enough that I believe that it’s not necessary at this point.

          The donation page do not support Alipay to pay? That’s the easiest, fastest way to pay in the world today. PayPal pays too much trouble.

          Currently, you can only donate with PayPal and Bitcoin. Thanks for considering to donate!

    • I’ve implemented auto copy in v1.5. You can enable it by setting auto_copy_selection=1 in the ini file of Textify.

  2. v1.5:
    * Automatic text copy. You can enable it by setting auto_copy_selection=1 in the ini file of Textify.
    * Change text selection by using the Tab key.

  3. Joe says:

    Virustotal is showing ” HW32.Packed.E1D3″ and
    “HEUR/QVM20.1.0000.Malware.Gen” for the install file.

    please advise

    thank you

  4. kevinzou says:

    very useful!


  5. suggestion says:

    Unicode support for textify

  6. WindowsStar says:

    Would you make a portable version. I could use this on servers but we have a strict no install policy without a total IT meeting on the software. Thanks!

  7. Metafaniel says:

    THANKS! It’s a useful tool!
    I know it’s not an easy task but here’s a little suggestion in case you’re wondering new features =P

    I tried to use your tool to copy text of a chinese software. It’s named Yunpan 360 Cloud https://c-c.yunpan.360.cn/ It’s a service similar to Dropbox but they offer 4TB for free (yup 4 TB!)

    I use their Windows client but I don’t understand anything as the software is in chinese… I’ve managed to use it thanks to icons and try and failure =P =)

    I wanted to copy an error message. Your tool couldn’t get any text directly but at least it helped me getting the tooltip text of the taskbar icon. THANKS!

    It would be great if text in chinese software like this one could be copied in order to translate menus and messages and be able to use the software .
    Here’s the desktop client installer direct link if you want to make some tests:

    THANKS again and keep up the good work!

  8. Michael says:

    Since you’ve got a [config] section in your ini-file now it’s a little inconsistent and inconvenient, that you still have to set the start-minimized option via a command line parameter and not via a ini-file setting.

    Wouldn’t it be better to have a hide_wnd = 1 setting in the ini file instead of the -hidewnd command line parameter?

    The reason why this is important: After reinstalling Textify i had to do quite some research again before i figured out how to minimize it after startup. This would have been a lot easier if the parameter would have been set to 0 or 1 in the ini file by default. This way i just had to change it instead of researching the commandline parameter.

    • The idea is that running Textify at startup will minimize it, while running it normally (with a shortcut, for example) will not.

      After reinstalling Textify i had to do quite some research again before i figured out how to minimize it after startup.

      It should be done automatically by the installer.

      • Thomas says:

        the parameter to start textify minimized is : “-hidewnd”
        so for example:
        “C:\Users\myUser\AppData\Roaming\Textify\Textify.exe” -hidewnd

        just for ppl like me that are searching for this parameter on a manual installation (without the installer):)

  9. Андрей says:

    Portable version needed!

  10. Jeff Gillman says:

    A great utility, thank you. I like finding things like this, that I didn’t know I needed until I saw what it does.

  11. Bama350z says:

    Windows defender comes back reporting this has a trojan and quarantines it. I have tried everything to restore and install it but nothing I try works. Is there any suggestion on how I can get this to install?

  12. Alienglow says:

    Please display the version number and a short changelog against the download button. Have to read all comments to know if a new version is available and what has changed.

    Thanks for the great utility.

  13. Pudding says:

    Very useful! Thanks!

  14. Guest says:

    Do you think about adding your programs to the Windows Store as UWP apps in the ‎future?

  15. Hi, thanks for all of your tools!

    Could you please add the “hide trayicon” option for textify as well?

    Thank you! 🙂

  16. Volker B. says:

    a) text cannot be copied from some windows, e.g. hyper-v management, importing a VM window
    b) distributed version 1.5 still shows 1.3 in program window

    • a) See my reply here.
      b) I don’t see this. Perhaps you have downloaded a cached version or something? Here’s an alternative link.

      • Volker B. says:


        yes, it seems all MMC windows have this problem, INSPECT yields no data. I tried hyper-v manager, and disk management:

        How found: Mouse move (361,110)

        hwnd=0x00000000003D0E00 ??bit class=”MMCMainFrame” style=0x14CF0000 ex=0x100

        Cannot get object from point:
        [Error: FromPoint: hr=0xFFFFFFFF80070005 – Zugriff verweigert]

        How found: Mouse move (515,678)

        hwnd=0x00000000003316D8 ??bit class=”WindowsForms10.SysListView32.app.0.2c44b1e_r48_ad2″ style=0x56110349 ex=0x0

        Cannot get object from point:
        [Error: FromPoint: hr=0xFFFFFFFF80070005 – Zugriff verweigert]

        • Error 0xFFFFFFFF80070005 means “access denied”. Try to run Inspect or Textify as administrator.

          • Volker B. says:

            yeah, run manually with elevation solves the issue. i didnt expect textify to need elevation when standard admin rights suffice to open the mmc and its snap-ins…

            but i try to have a system-wide installation for all system users with auto-start to tray icon, preferably with automatic elevation. just like it works with wizmouse (you know it? check http://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wizmouse-makes-your-mouse-wheel-work-on-the-window-under-the-mouse/ )

            what i am currently doing is copying the textify files to
            and create a shortcut in
            %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
            with “-hidewnd”. but the elevation seems problematic in this case. any ideas?

            btw, any idea on how to automate that accessibility setting for chrome?

            • “standard admin rights” is the same as elevation, it’s just that by default, Windows allows system applications to run elevated without a prompt.
              See also this blog post.
              I’m not aware of wizmouse. Making an app run on startup elevated without a prompt is tricky, but there are some solutions, Google for it.

              btw, any idea on how to automate that accessibility setting for chrome?

              Add the --force-renderer-accessibility command line option to the shortcut of Chrome.

            • x2z says:

              You can elevate whatever with nircmd from NirSoft. You just run nircmd.exe elevate c:\some\app.exe to run with elevated privileges 😉


  17. Alex Alden says:

    Brilliant tool. Thanks for your work.

  18. Simplify says:


    very nice function, but only usable for small / single tasks.

    My ‘task’ is to copy text from menus of programs (example: ms office / rubberband / “All commands” … or other programs & suites) MS provides a bunch of more than 300 commands in every single program. in this dialog box. 25 commands are displayed in a single view. Other programs have a similar amount of commands. all these have to be copied into my self made manual. (screenshots are not very useful … OCR does not work for this!)

    all these commands have to be copied by your method? what a horror O:)


    please insert a function “like this”:

    a) start “a longer task”

    b1) click all text areas / menu commands … => into clipboard

    b2) please plan an option to copy more than one bunch of controls into one clipboard-set … [the slider has to be moved while waiting for the next group of copies. up to 350 commands force to repeat this loop (up to 350/25=14 times)

    c) end “the long task” and ‘save’

    d) insert the clipboard-data into the desired target (textfile, Visio, graphics program, …)


    please separate every single copy into a new line.

    I’m not able to design a abstract theory of a database as a target. Excel could be a target. 😀

    CSV could be a useful variant to save your data in the clipboard. please pay attention to the circumstance that some dialog boxes contain text with semicolon and/or quotation marks. export this sort of text can make problems with csv. (double quatation marks could be replaced by single (by default))

    I hope that this description is clear. (otherwise: write an e-mail 😉 )

    many greetings

    • Simplify says:

      your Demonstration-GIF shows also the possibility to copy from a large / extensive dialog box with many controls. Your example shows that you are able to copy “one line” / one block, but not the whole text / all textblocks of the dialog box.

      [of course: the amount of text within on dialog box and in a text block depends of the construct which the programmer used for the dialog box.]

      Are you able to mark a control temporarily as copied (red border around a control (or similar)) while adding text to the clipboard? the user is able to control a longer progress if he is lacking in concentration. 😉 the user is also able to see ‘how big’ a control / how long the copied text is.


    • Hi,

      You can try using Textify together with the Ditto clipboard manager program.

      Here’s a demonstration:

      • Simplify says:


        seems to be a very helpfull combination. ditto demands to learn many new functions.

        thx for your recommendation.


        please insert

        … a small option in your program:
        => ‘auto-close’ the small dialog box after pressing “ctrl + c”

        the amount of keyboard and mouse clicks is too high for one single action!
        a) mouse + keyboard => activate
        b) ctrl + c => copy
        c) mouseclick “elsewhere” on the screen to close the dialog box
        d) next activation with mouse + keyboard

        b) & c) can be linked together by “autoclose”

        you can (additionaly) insert an icon into your dialog box which displays the extracted text: by clicking onto this icon the marked text could be copied to clipboard AND close the control at the same time.

        simulatanous I watch if i miss this “existing” option.

        thx again

  19. Simplify says:

    … you have to restart textify after editing the ini file 🙂

    OK, works.


    additional wish

    I would prefer that your auto-copy-option is combined with auto-close
    (perhaps with a short delay of 500 up to 2000 milliseconds?)

    users who want to edit text before copying should be able to switch off the auto-close-option.


    are you able to shrink the dimensions or change other propertys of the dialog box?

    while copying the commands out of ms-office the box is much higher then the distance from on to the next command in the next line. [it’s difficult to activate the next command with the next mouseclick because the dialog box overlaps the command below.]

    it would be helpfull to reduce the width/height of the border.
    (in my special cace the upper and the lower borders. — some other users would like to reduce the borders of the right and the left side.

    any visible border should be displayed… or you hide all borders and use a colored background. — perhaps it can be helpfull to set a fixed position for your dialog box on the monitor.

    in my personal observation most programmers prefer to locate these sort of dialog boxes very near to the edited text. ms office as an good example. the dialog box that should help to format the text (color, font-type, etc.) but this dialog box overlaps the text in the very near area.

    I think, thats not useful with this low distance.

    good night

    • Simplify says:

      … or copy all text into a new control into your main program window. it has a user choosen / fixed position on the display.

      while doing a mass copy job its not an field to edit the text, but a check box for any new received text. post-processing will be done later.


    • You don’t need to move the mouse away, you can just use your hotkey on the edit box once again. For example, if your mouse shortcut is Shift+Middle button, you click it once to have the text appear, and click it again (without moving the mouse) to have it disappear.

      • Simplify says:


        because of >my< inaccuracy while setting the position of the mouse pointer over every next command,
        … the position of every new dialog box has a little bit different – relative – position to the command which should be captured.
        every pairing (command vs dialog box) has a new relative position. some drift more left, some more up, left or down.

        the dialog box overlaps / hides the very next command because the list in ms office uses a very small font.

        “I” would prefer a position with a bigger (adjustable?) distance to the captured command AND/OR to capture the text into a new control in the main window.

        this problem happens because the list of commands is much smaller than your dialog box.

        i renew my wish of

        less borders (colored background)
        (adjustable?) distance
        text into a new control in the main window

        now i have to check my personal handling for best results.
        thanks for ditto again.

  20. Stamimail says:

    Hi RaMMicHaeL,
    You probably know Everything Search.
    I once needed to copy the Name column or the Path column for making a list.
    Everything Search has its feature to do it, but it wasn’t so easy to find it or to do it.
    I was wondering if you think such a thing (to be able to select a region like SnippingTool or something similiar for multiple selection) is for future release of textify?

    • Hi,
      You’ve emailed me about it once, in 7 March 2016. The answer is that Everything doesn’t expose this information as part of the UI Automation protocol, so Textify doesn’t capture it.

      Edit: that’s about the Path column. As for multiple selection, I haven’t researched it. Also see my reply here.

      • Stamimail says:

        Yes you right. I can see now (again) there is a problem with the Path column. I didn’t remember I had reported about it. I just remember Textify doesn’t work for all cases.
        Anyway, the question was about Multiple Selection.
        Ditto can help, but the question is about making better than that.

  21. Dale Burke says:

    Like the program but for some reason it always crashes after first use.
    Running Windows 10 Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.726) Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  22. Matthias Pester says:

    32 bit was yesterday, please provide a 64 bit version

    • The thing is, Textify needs to be able to communicate with both 32 and 64-bit apps, and making it 32-bit was simpler to implement. Also, the advantage of it being 32-bit is that it works on all systems, while a 64-bit version works only on 64-bit systems. What is the advantage of a 64-bit version?

      • Matthias Pester says:

        Ok i tested it again and it works, but it crash sometimes in some programs. Thats why i thought it works not with 64 bit programs. Maybe here also a problem with the 1703 Windows? I am stupid. why i have updated windows? I was happy to find the images by deskmodder and installed it first at my computer. This was false. Next time i wait for Taskbar tweaker. But a roll back is not the solution. I have to be with the mouse more precise that the taskbar not popup and cant sort opened Windows in groups. I must live with it until the you provide a update. Your programs taskbar tweaker and textify are must haves. But for disabling the thumbnails i need other software or just change the registry manually. Watch here how to disabling the annoying taskbar thumbnails https://www.deskmodder.de/wiki/index.php/Deaktivieren_der_Vorschaubilder_in_der_Taskleiste_Windows_10
        sorry for off topic – something from 7+tt.

      • Matthias Pester says:

        Now i find out why it crashed. I used he wrong hotkey. Dont use the right mouse button, this will cause crashes sometimes. Middle mouse is the best way and no alt.

        • It should not crash when you choose some hotkeys and not another ones. Perhaps it conflicts with another program that you have installed.
          Can you please post details about the crash from the event log? Thanks.


          • Matthias Pester says:

            Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: Textify.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x58398528
            Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: Textify.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x58398528
            Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
            Fehleroffset: 0x00001156
            ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0x4e0
            Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d2b44f4f1ffd3c
            Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\Users\Matthias Pester\AppData\Roaming\Textify\Textify.exe
            Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: C:\Users\Matthias Pester\AppData\Roaming\Textify\Textify.exe
            Berichtskennung: 8d6cb159-f7ce-46dd-b1ae-c9c08915fb47
            Vollständiger Name des fehlerhaften Pakets:
            Anwendungs-ID, die relativ zum fehlerhaften Paket ist:

            • This crash was reported before:

              Unfortunately, I don’t know what causes it. I might rewrite this code one day, and this might fix the issue. Meanwhile, if you find a way to reproduce the crash, please let me know.

              • Matthias Pester says:

                Yes i can reproduce this crash in different ways. Attempting 2 times a copy from from a dialog box of a 64 bit program will always cause this crash. And attempting to copy from free areas in shark CAD will always cause this crash. Same problem with the windows Explorer when just attempting copy a filename (i know this is senseless, but its a was do reproduce) In 32 bit programs it works without crashes. You need for reproducing this crash 64 bit software.

                • Same problem with the windows Explorer when just attempting copy a filename

                  That seems like the simplest way to reproduce the issue, but it doesn’t crash for me. Here’s what I tried:

                  Am I missing something?

                  • Matthias Pester says:

                    I made a test on onother computer with Windows 1607 64 bit installed and i was able to do the same like you in the video, but after a while it crashed without error message. Used you Windows10 1703 64 bit?

                  • Matthias Pester says:

                    Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: Textify.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x58398528
                    Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: Textify.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x58398528
                    Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
                    Fehleroffset: 0x00001156
                    ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0x368
                    Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01d2b61201540e44
                    Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\Users\Matthias Pester\AppData\Roaming\Textify\Textify.exe
                    Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: C:\Users\Matthias Pester\AppData\Roaming\Textify\Textify.exe
                    Berichtskennung: c01d0f73-0c30-447a-af7d-fac58a3039e3

            • Hi Matthias,
              Please try v1.5.1, it might fix the crash.

  23. Meher Shroff says:

    When I use textify I keep getting message : (no text could be retrieved)

    Pls help

    Thank u

  24. baderoo says:

    Hello. Could you please add an option to copy all the text instead of copying until first point. It would be great if such a function created on. It’s working good with firefox. thanx.

  25. jamie says:

    Hi, I am very thankful for all of the tools you publish freely, they are fantastic.

    is there a possibility of adding an option to hide the tray icon?

  26. Mark says:

    Hi, I just installed and tried it in Device Manager and it did not work. It worked at other places. I am running the program on Win 7 32 bit. Please fix. Thanks!

  27. Stamimail says:

    Thank you for the new hide_tray_icon option.
    Don’t forget when there are 2 lines (one line the user see, and one hidden), the default should be selcetion of just one of the lines (and not SelectAll), let’s say the first line.
    The user still can switch selections by Tab.

  28. Random_Gratitude says:

    Hi! Thanks for this nifty application.

  29. pakoop says:

    Thanks for providing such a useful gadget

  30. Matthias Pester says:

    Bitdefender Advanced Threat Defence have a problem with the behavior of textify, it block textify for example when it used in firefox.. But i guess the only solution for this problem is putting textify to the white list of Bitdefender Threat defence.

    Textify works very good in Windows 10 1703 now, great job.

  31. ghost says:

    Such a lovely tool! Would there be any possibilities for you to release it as an open-source software? (●’◡’●)

  32. Stamimail says:

    Does anyone have any idea how to capture Tootips text with Textify?

  33. Tom says:

    really handy tool, thanks a lot!

  34. Clau says:

    Thanks for all your usefull utilities! 🙂

    Could you add support for es protocol in the Web-Buttons?
    ES protocol is implemented by Voidtools Everything (http://voidtools.com)

    It allows to express Everything searches in the form of urls.
    For example, if you write:
    es:ext:txt content:hello
    as an url in IE, it run a search in Everything with the params specified.

    Is there a way to use a Web-Button to launch local programs ?
    I think it would be very usefull.


    • Hi Clau,

      Thank you for the feedback!

      Could you add support for es protocol in the Web-Buttons?

      Done. Actually, the only barrier was the artificial limitation to only accept http(s) URLs, which I coded. It’s removed now, in v1.6.2. You’d better use external_browser=1 with the ES protocol, to avoid launching a browser altogether.

      Is there a way to use a Web-Button to launch local programs ?

      That’s done in v1.6.2, too. You’ll have to use external_browser=1 for that as well, and you can use the “parameters” field for specifying parameters to the program. Here’s an example:

      parameters=/k echo %s
      • Claudio Salvio says:

        Thanks for your quick response and -specially- for the changes you made to this useful utility.

  35. Jeff Gillman says:

    Textify is great, thank you for continuing to develop it! I’m still using v1.5, however, as the more recent versions don’t do well on VirusTotal. The current version (as of 5 October 2017) triggers alerts from 5 AV scanners, including Avast, AVG, McAfee, and TrendMicro. I know these can be false hits due to zipping, executable compressors, installers, etc., but for those of us that don’t know enough to judge for ourselves, we rely on scans such as those provided VirusTotal.
    Options I can think of: provide it as a ZIP for self-install; try a different install packager.
    Thanks again for Textify, it’s a great tool.

    • Hi Jeff,

      Thank you for the feedback. All of these alerts are false positives. For example, you can look at this article and see that the author says:

      A check on Virustotal returned 17 hits out of 65 engines

      but if you follow the link, you see only 12. That’s because some of the antivirus companies have already removed the erroneous detection.

      Also note that you can always contact the relevant companies and ask them whether the detection is a false positive. For example, for Avast you can use this form.

      Unfortunately, having a different installer/zip wouldn’t solve this issue.

    • P.S. see also this blog post, which explains the false positives issue very well.

      • Jeff Gillman says:

        Thank you for the replies, even though they’re depressing, because I can no longer count on VirusTotal (unless it indicates zero hits). There’s so much good software out there such as yours, but the average user has no way to be assured that a file isn’t malware. The internet is a dangerous wild west, and getting wilder wester.
        If only people would stop being bad, and let us get on with great things.

        • unless it indicates zero hits

          Unfortunately, that doesn’t always indicate that the file is 100% clean. A recent example is the CCleaner story.
          The best thing you can do is use your common sense, and be ready for a malware by backing up your important data, and not storing important data such as passwords in sight.

  36. Jeff Gillman says:

    Common sense isn’t as common as we’d like. 🙂 And I don’t know what that even means for a cool utility I find on the web from a developer I’ve never heard of (except for obvious things like checking reputation links from other sites, etc.) And I believe many of us are falsely confident that we have no infection already: although some malware (such as ransomware) is very splashy and announces itself, the goal of a the vast majority of malware is to work on the system undetected. So we may think we’re uninfected, but how do we really know? And with that as the case, isn’t a prudent step to load as few programs as possible? And I don’t have the time to track down false positives with every reporting AV company.
    The system needs to change somehow, to be sure. People such as yourself that create excellent work should not have to deal with a poorly-implemented protection system that doesn’t do so good a job at protecting us in the first place; and us end users don’t have the skills or time to figure things out.
    Thanks again.

  37. Newtomic says:

    I just want to say Thanks!
    I use your ‘7+ Taskbar Tweaker’ for many years now since the time I changed to Windows 7 from XP, but only today I tested this (‘Textify’) “little” program/app and it’s EXCELLENT! 😀

  38. Tracy says:


    It’s very useful.

    But I want to copy from a chatting window, is there anyway? I mean copy all chatting content.

  39. Amicello says:

    I’d really like an option to grab a ListView completely (all items as ascii text list/CRLF) – not only one single line from it.
    Would that be possible?

  40. Thank you very much for all your efforts, Sir! You have to modify the screenshot of Google’s accessibility page (change). Excelsior!

  41. sk says:

    Its not working on downthem all etc (firefox download plugins) and alot some like that its not capture right textures could you pls fix that??

  42. sk says:

    notice I used latest ver 1.6.2 thanks.

  43. Stephane M says:

    Thank you so much for that fantastic tool. Saves so much time 🙂

  44. Hello there! Thank you for Textify, it’s so useful. I have one request: Can you enable Textify to copy the “&” character that is often somewhere in words, especially in words which have keyboard shortcuts enabled by a “&” character in their name?

    For example, if I copy the word “&File” – Textify copies “File” but ignores (or doesn’t see) the “&” character.

    Thank you!

    • Stamimail says:

      I tested it on the text above, and Textify does copy “&” character.
      You probably meant to the “&” character that written in the code, to make keyboard shortcuts for menu commands.
      Pay attention that the “&” character is not displayed in the Menu.

    • Hi,

      Textify uses the UI Automation API, which retrieves the text without the & character which is used for accelerators. You can retrieve the text with the & with other tools. You might want to try SysExporter or WinSpy++.

  45. Daniel says:

    It would be useful to add Taskbar notifications when Caps Lock or Num Lock are enabled. Sometimes needed because led indicators are not available in wireless hardware.
    Thank You !!

    • Hi Daniel,
      Thank you for the tip. I guess that you wanted to post it under 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, as Textify doesn’t have much to do with it.
      Anyway, I don’t plan to implement it, but I’m pretty sure that there are apps around that do what you’re asking for. For example, try Googling for “caps lock tray notification”.

  46. fabrice says:

    Hi! Any plans to make a MAc version?

  47. DV says:

    When Textify is started, it shows its window where the shortcut key can be configured. Is there a command line option to start Textify silently, without showing its window?

  48. Francisco says:

    your tool is very useful, but in old version I could copy text from some windows diaglog and installer diaglog


  49. Tarek says:

    Thanks works like a charm! What is the meaning of a portable version?


    • Stamimail says:

      In portable version the settings (like your hotkeys) are saved in the same directory/folder as the EXE file, so that you can put the program on a portable storage, and your settings goes with you, to every PC you use.
      Personally, I use it also for my Local PC.
      Whenever I need my programs to work, I just copy&paste my portable programs, without wasting time on installations, and re-setting.

  50. vertigo says:

    This program is amazing, wish I’d found it sooner. I’ve found a couple times so far where it hasn’t worked. One is with Windows system error messages (I’m assuming it’s because they’re elevated, but then it seems running Textify as admin should resolve this) and the other is in Kleopatra (I was trying to copy a key’s fingerprint to make it easier to compare against the one listed on a website).

    • Thank you for the feedback.

      About not being able to retrieve text, see my comment here:

      About elevation, see my comment here:

      • vertigo says:

        Inspect “sees” both of them, though strangely enough Textify works in Kleopatra now. Not sure if it’s due to upgrading to a newer version of it or maybe because I haven’t rebooted since doing so, or it could be as stupid as my mouse button, which has a tendency to not work sometimes, just wasn’t clicking before. But the system error message still won’t work. And using the keyboard shortcut doesn’t do anything, even in places where the mouse does. Also, running it as admin, as previously noted, does nothing. The system error I’m testing it on (in case it’s different from others that might work) is for a dll error when running an older program call “Chainsaw,” which splits files into smaller pieces. If mfc71.dll isn’t either in the same directory as chainsaw or in the windows system directories, it throws an error. This is on W10x64, BTW.

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