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Thursday, June 21, 2007

How to use Quick Edit Mode in Windows Command Prompt?

Setting this option allows a user to copy and paste text in the command prompt using mouse actions instead of an edit menu. This option makes the command prompt behave more like it did in Windows 2000.

  1. Open the command prompt by clicking Start > Run then typing in "cmd" and pressing Enter
  2. Click on the C:\ icon in the top left and select Defaults
  3. Place a check in Quick Edit Mode and click OK
Now you can copy text by highlighting it with the left mouse button then clicking the right mouse button. To paste, click the right mouse button again.