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WinXP Tips

QuickEdit Mode in Command Prompt by dilettante
Posted: 2 Feb 02

By default in Windows XP, QuickEdit is turned off.  This means you must use the control menu (click the icon at the extreme left of the command prompt window's title bar) to use editing functions.

If you select "Properties" from the control menu, you can turn on (or off) QuickEdit Mode, adjust the font, colors, screen buffering and command history, and so on.

QuickEdit Mode:

Block-select text by click-dragging with the left mouse button.

Word-select (text between spaces) by left-clicking twice on a "word."

Copy selected text by right-clicking once while text is selected.

Paste clipboard text by right-clicking when no text has been selected.

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