Copy Error Messages Instead Of Retyping

While this is a simple enough tip, not everyone is always familiar with keyboard shortcuts and what you can and can’t highlight.

So, when you come across an error message dialog, take your mouse and highlight the text, press CTRL+C to copy the text. Open any text editor (for example Notepad in Windows, gEdit in Ubuntu, etc.), and press CTRL+V to paste the text.

This is especially handy for error messages that include strings of numbers and letters, but are important for diagnosing the issue. This process eliminates typos so you can show others exactly what the error message displayed.