Aug 272015

It has been almost a month after the arrival of Windows 10 in the market. There are a lot of criticisms for this operating system by Microsoft. And likewise, there is no lack of the good comments that this operating system has received. Therefore, there is a healthy clash between the good aspects and bad aspects of Windows 10.

cmd1Today, we are going to let you know about one of the good aspects of Windows 10. Let’s say, this is one of the good aspects of Command Prompt in Windows 10. Command Prompt has brought a wonderful gift of keyboard shortcuts that come handy to a great extent while using it.

For those who wish to know about Command Prompt: Command Prompt is the command-line interface of Windows operating systems. It is a special type of software which is pre-installed in Windows operating systems which allows the user to operate the computer using different commands which are fed to the computer through keyboard.

Learn how to launch Command Prompt in Windows by clicking here.

How to enable Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10?

In the final build of Windows 10, Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts are enabled by default. If you haven’t installed the final build yet, you can take a look at the Properties and enable them. To enable keyboard shortcuts, you can take these steps:

  • Run Command Prompt.
  • Right click on the title bar to see a list of options. There, you will find Properties.
  • A dialog box opens. Under the Options tab, find Edit Options section and check the box near Enable Ctrl key shortcuts.

Then, your Command Prompt will support the keyboard shortcuts.

Command Prompt Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Here is a list of all the keyboard shortcuts that is supported in Command Prompt of Windows 10:

  • Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert: Copy selected text to clipboard
  • Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert: Paste copied text
  • Ctrl + A: Select all the text in the current line (in case of absence of text in the current line, all the text in the Command Prompt window will be selected)
  • Ctrl + Up/Down: Move the screen one line up/down
  • Ctrl + Page Up/Page Down: Move the screen one page up/down
  • Ctrl + F: Open ‘Find’ window for searching through the Command Prompt
  • Ctrl + M: Enter Mark Mode (it lets the user select text with the help of mouse)
  • Up/Down/Left/Right: Move cursor up, down, left, or right (in Mark Mode)
  • Shift + Up/Down: Move cursor up/down one line and select text
  • Shift + Left/Right: Move cursor left/right one character and select text
  • Ctrl + Shift + Left/Right: Move cursor left/right one word and select text
  • Shift + Page Up/Page Down: Move cursor up/down screen and select text
  • Shift + Home/End: Move cursor to the beginning/end of the current line and select text
  • Ctrl + Shift + Home/End: Move cursor to the beginning/end of screen buffer and select text and beginning/end of Command Prompt’s output
  • Alt + F4: Close Command Prompt

So now, Command Prompt users must be very much happy because in the past, there were no such commands and using Command Prompt without keyboard shortcuts was a hassle.

Thanks to Windows 10 for this wonderful gift!