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 (245.14 kB, changelog)



Textify and Google Chrome

Here are the steps to make Google Chrome work with Textify:

  • Open Google Chrome, and navigate to the following URL: chrome://accessibility/.
  • Set Global accessibility mode to on.

Posted in Releases, Software by RaMMicHaeL at March 5th, 2016.

149 Responses to “Textify”

  1. Julio Cesar says:

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

  2. RaMMicHaeL says:

    * 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.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      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.

  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

  17. Alex Alden says:

    Brilliant tool. Thanks for your work.

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