Windows 10 Has Introduced Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For The Command Prompt

Windows 10 is working towards making work easier. If you are not using Windows 10, download and Install it now. Windows 10 has introduced useful keyboard shortcuts that makes it easy to copy and past documents on your system. You can now use Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V in the Command Prompt.

So how do you enable the new shortcuts? Windows 10 final version Command Prompt shortcuts are turned on by default hence in earlier builds they were turned off. In case you are not sure if the shortcuts are turned on, you can check by opening the Command Prompt (Start > All apps > Windows System > Command Prompt) and right-clicking the title bar of the Command Prompt’s window. Click Properties and a new window will open. Under the Options tab, you’ll see a section called Edit Options. Make sure the check box next to Enable Ctrl key shortcuts is checked, and click OK to apply the changes. Reports cnet.

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Below are the Shortcuts

You can use these keyboard shortcuts in Command Prompt

1. Copy selected text to the clipboard: Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert

2. Paste copied text: Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert

3. Select all text in the current line and if there’s no text in the current line, all text in the Command Prompt will be selected: Ctrl + A

4. Move screen one line up/down (similar to scrolling): Ctrl + Up/Down

5. Move screen one page up/down: Ctrl + Page Up/Page Down

6. Open Find window for searching through the Command Prompt: Ctrl + F

7. Enter Mark Mode (lets you select text with the mouse): Ctrl + M

8. ‘In Mark Mode’ Move cursor up, down, left, or right: Up/Down/Left/Right

9. Move cursor up/down one line and select text: Shift + Up/Down

10. Move cursor left/right one character and select text: Shift + Left/Right

11. Move cursor left/right one word and select text: Ctrl + Shift + Left/Right

12. Move cursor up/down screen and select text: Shift + Page Up/Page Down

13. Move cursor to beginning/end of current line and select text: Shift + Home/End

14. Move cursor to beginning/end of screen buffer and select text and beginning/end of Command Prompt’s output: Ctrl + Shift + Home/End

15. Close the Command Prompt: Alt + F4

Windows 10 has many changes especially the Start Menu which combines some elements of the simple menu-based lists of Windows 7 and the finger-friendly design of the full-screen menu from Windows 8. The Menu has different customization options, much more than any previous version of Windows.

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