June 2006 Reader Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our June 2006 Reader Challenge. First prize, a copy of "Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks, Second Edition," goes to John Pricolo, of California. Second prize, a copy of "Learning Windows Server 2003, Second Edition," goes to Jason Milligan, of Nevada. Both books are published by O'Reilly & Associates Publishing.

July 2006 Reader Challenge

Solve this month's Windows Client challenge, and you might win a prize! Email your solution (don't use an attachment) to challenge@windowsitpro.com by July 12, 2006. You MUST include your full name, and street mailing address (without that information, we can't send you a prize if you win, so your answer is eliminated, even if it’s correct). I choose winners at random from the pool of correct entries. I’m a sucker for humor and originality, and a cleverly written correct answer gets an extra chance. Because I receive so many entries each month, I can't reply to respondents, and I never respond to a request for a receipt. Look for the solutions to this month's problem at http://www.windowsitpro.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=50609 on July 13, 2006, or subscribe to WINDOWS CLIENT UPDATE email newsletter for this and more great content, at http://www.windowsitpro.com/email/

The Challenge

July 2006 Reader Challenge: A reader wrote to say she was frustrated when she tried to copy several paragraphs of text from a Web page. She said that dragging a mouse caused erratic movements, and often the mouse moved too far down or jumped to the top of the page. She wanted to know if anyone had invented a "copy Web page stuff" program that didn't require dragging. I told her that I doubted it, because there's already a built-in solution for people who experience "mouse control" problems. Do you know how to copy a bunch of text from a Web page without dragging?

Answer to July's Reader Challenge

You can use the standard Windows selection process for copying stuff from a Web page. Place your pointer at the beginning of the selection. Then hold down the Shift key, and click at the end of your selection. The entire selection is highlighted, and you can use Ctrl-C to copy it and Ctrl-V to paste it.