Setting this option allows a user to copy and paste text in the command prompt using mouse actions instead of an edit menu. This option makes the command prompt behave more like it did in Windows 2000.
1. Open the command prompt by either clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt, or by clicking Start, Run then typing in "cmd" and pressing enter.
2. Click on the C:\ icon in the top left and select Defaults.
3. Place a check in Quick Edit Mode and click OK.
Now you can copy text by highlighting it with the left mouse button then clicking the right mouse button. To paste, click the right mouse button again.
Command Prompt - Quick edit mode
Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission