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I have a translation program, I want when F1 is pressed to get the text that is selected at that time anywhere in Windows for it to get translated in my form and show it. I asked long ago and there was no way, maybe now there is.

What I have tried:

In Linux in Python it's easy with using xsel to get the selected text anywhere in Linux.
Updated 23-Jun-21 9:23am
Dave Kreskowiak 23-Jun-21 17:05pm
Maybe now there is? Only if Windows was redesigned at a base level, and that hasn't happened since NT came out a LOOOONG time ago.

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john1990_1 23-Jun-21 15:45pm
Thx a lot, this is not a straightforward way and makes use of clipboard which would be problematic for clipboard history programs and programs that speak text when clipboard is changed for example, why doesn't Windows make something like xsel that is in Linux there must be a reason do you know?

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