Commandline Quick Edit Mode

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

Windows NT supports Quick edit mode allows you to use the mouse to select text, cut, copy and paste in command shell. This mode is not enabled by default, to enable, cut and paste the following code into quickedit.reg file and run it.

REGEDIT4
BLANK LINE GOES HERE
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console] "QuickEdit"="1"
BLANK LINE GOES HERE

If you want to disable QuickEdit mode after applying this hack, just change "1" to "0". See .REG files for background information.

This Windows NT 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.

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. I use it to paste into vi.

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