Shortcuts Windows 10 Command Prompt for Windows

We present to your attention the shortcuts for the Windows 10 Command Prompt for Windows which is used on the operating system Windows, in this hotkeys description 39 of the most popular and important shortcuts are offered. You can also add your changes on our portal if you consider the data insufficiently complete or add a new program from the very beginning.

Launching and Managing Command Prompt

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Win+R, then type 'cmd' Run Windows Command Promt
Win+X, then C Start Command Prompt via Power User Commands
Win+X, then A Start Command Prompt as Administrator via Power User Commands
type 'exit' Exit Command Prompt
Alt+Enter or F11 Switch to full-screen mode. Press again to exit full-screen mode

Select Text (Expanded with Windows 10)

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+A Select all text in line (press again to select all text in CMD including complete screen buffer)
Shift+Arrow Left / Arrow Right Extend selection by on character to the left / to the right
Shift+Control+Arrow Left / Arrow Right Extend selection by on word to the left / to the right
Shift+Arrow Up / Shift+Arrow Down Extend selection by one line down / one line up
Shift+Home Extend selection to beginning of command. Press again to include the path (e.g. C:\Windows) into selection
Shift+End Extend selection to the end of the current line
Ctrl+Shift+Home / End Extend selection to the beginning/ to the end of screen buffer
Shift+Page Up / Shift+Page Down Extend selection one page up one page down

Copy and Paste (Expanded with Windows 10)

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+C Copy Text
Ctrl+V or Right Click Paste Text
Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Home / End Jump to beginning, jump to end of the line
Ctrl+Arrow Left / Arrow Right Jump to next / jump to previous Word
Ctrl+Arrow Up / Arrow Down Scroll screen up / down one line
Turn scroll wheel up / down Scroll up / down 3 lines
Shift+Turn scroll wheel up / down Scroll up / down half a page
Middle Click Start scroll mode
Move mouse up / down in scroll mode Scroll up / down
Click or Middle Click or Right Click or any arrow key or Shift or Ctrl or Page Up or Page Down or Home or End or Ins or Del or any function key except F10 Stop scroll mode

Enter and Manipulate Text

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Backspace Delete word left to the Cursor
F2, then a…z From current cursor position , delete up to letter selected
Tab Autocomplete Folder or File Name
Escape Clear current line
Ins Toggle Insert Mode
Ctrl+End Delete from cursor position to end of line
Ctrl+Home Delete from cursor position to beginning of line
Ctrl+Z Signal end of Line; text afterwards will be ignored

Recall Commands

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Arrow Up / Arrow Down Scroll through previously used commands
Page Up / Page Down Recall first / last command
Arrow Right (or F1) Type previous command character by character. Press and hold works too.
F2, then a…z Re-type previous command up to letter selected
F3 Repeat previous Command
F7 Show history of previous commands
Alt+F7 Clear Command History
F8 Move backwards in command history for commands matching current command
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Date of change: 25.01.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program