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Is there some tool or hack that can extract and copy text from GUI elements (mostly Qt and GTK) positioned under a mouse cursor: like button captures, window titles etc.? Linux Screen Reader can certainly read this text, but how to simply copy it?

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You can certainly get the window under the mouse and knowing that you can get the title but that's not what you're asking for. I think in order to do what you're asking you'd have to do it the dumb way, grab a screenie and OCR the text out. –  Oli Aug 7 '13 at 23:46
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