Make Help text copyable

Rocket J Squirrel
Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 2023 in Display/UI
The text in online help may be selected, but not copied to the clipboard. It should be copyable.

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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree. That would make it easier to show users what it says, and if we are requesting changes or updates.
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2021
    Sounds like a good idea.
    Meanwhile ... you know, until the programmers get a round tuit ... access the Help Server from your browser or
    locate the desired Help page there and try to cut & paste from your browser.
    You could also use the Windows Snipping Tool or Shift-PrtScreen to capture an image of the text in question to an image file, crop unneeded portions of the image, etc. You know the drill.

  • UserDavidC
    UserDavidC Member ✭✭✭✭
    To me, @Chris_QPW idea seems the best way to handle this!
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  • fda2f6fc
    fda2f6fc Member ✭✭
    I agree w/ Chris. Dump the limited embedded web browser.
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    good ideas

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  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree completely with the Idea of this discussion.

    While waiting for Quicken to implement the improvement, users may be able to work around the limitation.

    In my tests, when a Help topic is first displayed, there is some text with a
    link in the lower left of the Help window. The text reads: "Slow connection?", the Link reads: "Switch to local help".

    Switching to "local help", allows the user to Copy the resulting Help text (though not with a right-click menu option). Pressing CTRL+c, will copy the local Help text to the clipboard.


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