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Copying Messages (Chat & Mail) - Workaround

Valerius

Guest
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This is a short visual guide to explain how the current workaround for copying messages within the chat and mail system in-game works.​

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This has been confirmed to work for the following browsers:​
  • Chrome​
  • Microsoft Edge​
  • Firefox​
  • Waterfox​
  • Safari(macOS)​
  • IE8​
  • IE9​
  • Polarity​
The steps should work on any browser in a similar manner, although some menus/pop-ups might have a slightly different appearance. If you have successfully used a different browser than listed above, feel free to let me know and I'll add it to the list.​
Credit goes to Avatrix for confirming the majority of these.
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For the chat system: (click here to jump to the mail system)

1. Choose the text you want to copy. I'm going to use the line below.

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2. Now click and drag the left mouse button over the text you wish to copy. You do not need to highlight all of the text, a couple letters will suffice.

NOTE:
You will not see the text get highlighted yet. It will appear as if you haven't done anything - that's normal! :)

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3. Right-click your text.

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4. Select "Settings..."

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5. Close the pop-up settings window if it appears.

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6. Your text should now appear highlighted.

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7. Copy your text by pressing <Ctrl> plus <C>, then paste using <Ctrl> plus <V> or right-clicking and selecting paste where applicable.

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You should now have successfully copied and pasted your text. :)
 
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Valerius

Guest
For the mail system:

1. Choose the text you want to copy. I'm going to use my line below.

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2. Now click and drag the left mouse button over the text you wish to copy. You do not need to highlight all of the text, a couple letters will suffice.

NOTE:
You will not see the text get highlighted yet. It will appear as if you haven't done anything - that's normal! :)

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3.
Right-click your text.

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4.
Select "Settings..."

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5. Close the pop-up settings window if it appears.

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6. Your text should now appear highlighted.

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7. Copy your text by pressing <Ctrl> plus <C>, then paste using <Ctrl> plus <V> or right-clicking and selecting paste where applicable.

pasted text1.png

You should now have successfully copied and pasted your text. :)
 
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cactus wren

Guest
thanks Valerius - great guide!
I can confirm it works on Chrome on a Mac OS as well
 

DeletedUser487

Guest
Thanks, it's really handy to know this exists! Agree with the others though that we should not have to go through this every time just to copy and paste text.
 

Laerornel

Guest
Whilst it would be easier if a simple copy and paste could be done, this is a useful workaround. I confirm it works in Firefox
 

DeletedUser1295

Guest
How to copy text when in-game - short version with no pics ;)
1. Click on the text. You're not going to see any change.
2. Right click to open the context window and select settings, close the window.
3. The text will be "highlighted"
4. Click "CRTL C" to copy
5. Move the curser to the copying area and click "CRTL V" to paste it.