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On what ground is this question "not real"? Someone please explain it here, thanks.

How should one retrieve the word under cursor, of current active window?

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closed as too localized by Time Traveling Bobby, Toon Krijthe, Pops, Martijn Pieters, Bo Persson Sep 24 '12 at 17:27

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The question lacks two things:

  1. Context. Why are you trying to do this?
  2. Effort. What have you tried? What's not working with what you've tried?

We generally expect users put effort into their questions. Stack Overflow is not a place where you can get people to magically solve your problems without effort on your part.

The more effort you put in, the more effort people will put in to answer your question.

Edit: After hearing out Kev, my thought on the question has changed slightly.

The question still lacks both those things I brought up before, but it does have the luxury of being interesting (or complicated, depending on your point of view): That is, what you're trying isn't easy to do, and the problem space isn't well explored.

With that in mind, this question is borderline. However, given your history of asking a lot of questions (and they aren't all gems), I can see why the community voted to close your question. If you had asked fewer questions, or didn't have a history of borderline/closed questions, then it's likely this question wouldn't have been closed.

For the record, after hearing Kev out, I agree with him that this question should be re-opened.

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