Windows 10 brought many new features and improvements compared to Microsoft’s previous operating systems. There were few minor limitations in the command prompt in the earlier versions of windows which is now upgraded. New Released Windows 10, Command Prompt has finally gotten some much needed improvements. The improvements to the Windows 10 command-line console make it much easier to use programs such as Command Prompt and Power Shell. And you can enable the new features simply by configuring them within the console properties. Microsoft also added registry settings to support the new options, which makes it possible to toggle them on and off at the desktop or through centralized management. Here New improved windows 10 command prompt Features and commands.
- 1 New editing options
- 2 Keyboard Shortcuts in the windows 10 command prompt
- 3 windows 10 command prompt Text Selection shortcut keys
- 4 Improved usability
- 5 Word Wrap feature on windows 10 command prompt
- 6 Extended Text Selection Keys
- 7 Make windows 10 command prompt transparency
- 8 windows 10 command prompt Search option added
New editing options
To enable the new features in the Windows 10 Command Prompt, you must disable the legacy version. First launch the Command prompt by typing Command Prompt into the search box on the menu bar and clicking the app.
Within the Command Prompt, right-click the title bar and select Properties. Select the Options tab and then clear the Use legacy console (requires relaunch) check box.
Close the Properties dialog box and then close the Command Prompt Window. Follow the steps above to open it once again.
Once the Command Prompt window is open, open Properties again. You will notice that you now have selections enabled under both Edit Options and Text Selection.
Keyboard Shortcuts in the windows 10 command prompt
After a long time awaited simple feature that was not available in existing windows operating systems like Windows 7. you can now copy any command from outside and directly paste inside the command prompt using CTRL + C or CTRL + INS and CTRL + V or SHIFT + INS shortcut keys.
select the text within the command prompt you can also press the CTRL + A shortcut key which will select the current cursor text.
windows 10 command prompt Text Selection shortcut keys
You can use the below shortcut keys to select the text in the command prompt:
SHIFT + Left Arrow key – Used to select one character at a time to your left from the current cursor position.
SHIFT + Right Arrow key – Used to select one character at a time to your right from the current cursor position.
SHIFT + Up Arrow key – Used to select one line at a time upwards from the current cursor position.
SHIFT + Down Arrow key – Used to select one line at a time downwards from the current cursor position.
SHIFT + Page Up key – Used to select one page at a time upwards.
SHIFT + Page Down key – Used to select one page at a time downwards.
CTRL + SHIFT + Right Arrow key – Used to select one word at a time to the right from the current cursor position.
CTRL + SHIFT + Left Arrow key – Used to select one word at a time to the left from the current cursor position.
The Windows 10 command-line console also adds a few other features that make it easier to use. For example, resizing the console is now much more intuitive. Before, the only way to change the layout settings was through the console properties. But now, you can drag the corner of the window to resize it, and the buffer and window sizes are adjusted automatically.
Word Wrap feature on windows 10 command prompt
You can now also enable word wrapping within the window through these new options in the Properties dialog box. Click Enable line wrapping selection within the Text Selection section on the Options tab. This feature comes in handy when you may need to resize your window down during your session.
Extended Text Selection Keys
With this selected, you can use common shortcuts for text selection. Using the Shift plus arrow keys allows for finer grain selection of text within the window. As well, Ctrl+A is also available within the window.
Make windows 10 command prompt transparency
You can now press CTRL + SHIFT + Plus (+) key or CTRL + SHIFT + mouse scroll up to increase the command prompt window transparency.
To decrease the command prompt window transparency press CTRL + SHIFT + Minus (-) key or CTRL + SHIFT + mouse scroll down. This is what you should try to see the difference.
or you can adjust Transparency bellow colors on capacity as shown on the picture on the properties window.
windows 10 command prompt Search option added
You can now hit CTRL + F button to search your command prompt results just like you do it with any other text editor.