Enable CTRL Keys in Windows 10 Command Prompt

In case you didn’t know, you can use CTRL + V to paste into Windows 10. This is off by default. You can enable it:

  1. Open Command Prompt
  2. Open the properties of the command prompt (right-click the top left corner)
  3. Browse to the Experimental tab
  4. Check the box for Enable Experimental Console Features. The CTRL key option is the only one checked by default. You can enable others if you want.
  5. Restart the Command Prompt

Yeah! Now you have copy/paste via the keyboard. My laptop has a very high screen res. Before the upgrade the text in the window was TINY and was not adjusted. By enabling experimental features, the text has been increased in size to make it legible.

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5 Comments on Enable CTRL Keys in Windows 10 Command Prompt

  1. I wonder if it is possible to also paste graphics and if they will get auto-converted to ASCII-Art :-)) This would increase the nerdness factor of Win10 by 1000!

  2. This is actually enabled on my build. Downloaded Enterprise-version from MSDN. Love the feature.

  3. Been waiting for this since Windows 3.0 🙂 According to Hanselman ctrl-C works too!

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