The primary reason to upgrade to Windows 10 when it comes out
October 13, 2014 Leave a comment
Well I think some people found the reason to upgrade to Windows 10 or the next server version…..
You can finally paste with Ctrl-V in the command prompt.
Kidding of course. But ever since Windows was release with the command prompt, when you tried to paste with Ctrl-V you would actually see “^V” instead. [Of course you could right click on the command line and select Paste from the short menu.]
But here is a nearly complete list of combinations while in the command prompt (but excluding some of the obvious ones):
Ctrl + Up Arrow: Moves up one line in the output history.
Ctrl + Down Arrow: Moves down one line in the output history.
Ctrl + Page Up: Moves up one page in the output history.
Ctrl + Page Down: Moves down one page in the output history.
Ctrl + F: Opens “Find” in console dialog.
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Ins: Copy text to the clipboard.
Ctrl + V or Shift + Ins : Paste text into the command line.
Ctrl + A: If cursor is in current line being edited (from the first typed character to the last type character) and line is not empty and any selection cursor is also within the line being edited then it selects all text after the prompt. If not, then it selects the entire buffer.
Ctrl + M: Enter “Mark Mode” to move cursor within window.
Alt : In conjunction with one of the selection key combinations above, this begins selection in block mode.
Ctrl + Home: Move cursor to beginning of buffer.
Ctrl + End: Move cursor to end of buffer.
Shift + Page Down: Extends selection down one screen.
Shift + Page Up: Extends selection up one screen.
Shift + Left Arrow: Moves the cursor to the left one character, extending the selection.
Shift + Right Arrow: Moves the cursor to the right one character, extending the selection.
Shift + Up Arrow: Selects text up line by line starting from the location of the insertion point.
Shift + Down Arrow: Extends text selection down one line, starting at the location of the insertion point.
Shift + End: If cursor is in current line being edited, then the first time extends selection to the last character in the input line. After that the second consecutive press extends selection to the right margin. If not being edited, it selects text from the insertion point to the right margin.
Shift + Home: If cursor is in current line being edited then the first time extends selection to the character immediately after the command prompt. After that the second consecutive press extends selection to the left margin. If not being edited, it extends selection to the left margin.
Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow: Extends the selection one word to the right.
Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow: Extends the selection one word to the left.
Ctrl + Shift + Home: Extend selection to the beginning of the screen buffer.
Ctrl + Shift + End: Extend selection to the end of the screen buffer.