Windows command prompt-very useful tips

windows command prompt

Almost every computer user knows about the Windows Command prompt or MS-DOS. Did you ever thought to change this ugly black interface into some cool good looking colorful one or sometimes you might need to copy text from Windows command prompt but you were unable to do that. So today we will learn how to change the text and background colors of Windows command prompt interface and also we will learn how to copy text from Windows Command prompt or MS-DOS.

First  you open command prompt  by typing cmd  in the run dialogue box by clicking the start button or you can open the command prompt from start > All Programs > Accessories. Once the command prompt is open follow the steps given below to do some interesting things .

Changing text and background colors

Right-click the title bar and then click properties. Click the colors tab and select new colors for text and background.

Copy text from Windows Command prompt or MS-DOS

By default, you cannot copy text from windows command line. if you want to do this you need to enable the “Quick edit mode”. To enable quick edit mode right click the title bar and then go to properties then check the quick edit mode option. After this, you can now select text by using the mouse while the left key is pressed and the copy the text using key shortcut ctrl + c.  

Paste text into a command prompt window

Normally it is not possible to paste text into a command prompt window . By enabling “edit mode” you can also paste text which is very useful when you are copying commands from a web page or any other source and executing them. All you need is to copy that command or text and in command prompt window just do a right click.

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  1. Gosh, I wish I would have had that information earlier!

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