How can I copy the content of a cell in the output pane where the latter is detached from the query window in pgAdmin III?

When the output pane is not detached from the query window, I can use control + C, but it doesn't seem to work when it is detached.

Here is a screenshot showing the output pane detached from the query window:

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I use pgAdmin III 1.20.0 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate (English).


For reasons best known to the designers of PgAdmin3, it's apparently not possible to do this.

The Cut/Copy and Paste options become greyed out when the window is floating. The logic behind this escapes me (wracks brain.... no, no good).

The only thing that I can think of is to use the green write arrow with the floppy and save your data to a file and dig out your data element that way - cumbersome I know. Or, you could just re-dock the window which does work.

If you'd like to file a feature request on the PgAdmin site, I'll gladly file a "me-too" if you provide the link back here.

  • Thanks, feature request filed redmine.postgresql.org/issues/1428 – Franck Dernoncourt Jul 2 '16 at 19:29
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    @FranckDernoncourt - I put the two PRs (Problem Requests - this one and the one here) on my watch list - I can't see any other way of expressing enthusiasm for a request. It looks like these PRs will be redundant anyway - interesting things afoot with pgAdmin 4... – Vérace Jul 4 '16 at 19:13

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