Quick Edit Mode

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Quick edit mode allows one to use the mouse to select text, cut, copy and paste in command shell. This mode is not enabled by default. To control the mode, apply the following Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows XP registry hack.

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Console
Name: QuickEdit
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 enable quick edit
Value: 0 default - disable quick edit mode

This registry hack will set Quick edit mode globally. To enable for the current command box, Right click on the title bar, select properties, select the options tab and check the "QuickEdit Mode" box. Notice that this is also another method to set QuickEdit mode globally: select Save properities for future windows with same title.

To copy text into the clipboard, select text with the left mouse button and press Ctrl-C To paste text into the command box, right click the mouse. If at the commandline, the command process will try to execute the text.

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