Copy from chat Output area?

Richard McDonald (
Sun, 08 Dec 1996 11:58:24 -0500

Mac version question:

I need to be able to select and COPY text fromt the *output* area of the
chat window. Doesn't work - you can hilight text in the output area but
the COPY is assumed to apply to the input area regardless.

I thought this didn't work at all, but have recently discovered that
sometimes a copy, with output text highlighted, does indeed copy the
selected text. I haven't been able to determine the conditions under
which it works, though.

Can anyone accurately describe the procedure for doing a copy from the
output area? (Or, is the fact that it appears nondeterministic evidence
of a bug?)