39 Shortcuts for Windows 10 Command Prompt

Jump to: Launching and Managing Command Prompt, Select Text (Expanded with Windows 10), Copy and Paste (Expanded with Windows 10), Navigate Text, Enter and Manipulate Text, Recall Commands

Please enable Text Selection by right-clicking Command Prompt Window Title Bar, select 'Properties', 'Options' Tab, 'Extended Text Selection Keys'. There still seems to be no 'undo' / 'redo' features if you mess up commands.

1. Launching and Managing Command Prompt

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

2. Select Text (Expanded with Windows 10)


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


Extend selection to beginning of command. Press again to include the path (e.g. C:\Windows) into selection


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

3. Copy and Paste (Expanded with Windows 10)


Copy Text

Ctrl+V or Right Click

Paste Text

As of now, there seems to be no 'cut' option in Windows 10

4. Navigate Text

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

5. Enter and Manipulate Text


Delete word left to the Cursor

F2, then az

From current cursor position , delete up to letter selected


Autocomplete Folder or File Name


Clear current line


Toggle Insert Mode


Delete from cursor position to end of line


Delete from cursor position to beginning of line


Signal end of Line; text afterwards will be ignored

6. Recall Commands

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 az

Re-type previous command up to letter selected


Repeat previous Command


Show history of previous commands


Clear Command History


Move backwards in command history for commands matching current command

Created by admin on 8/13/2015. Last updated by Gilward_Kukel on 11/29/2018


3 Comments for 'Windows 10 Command Prompt '   

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Comment #3 by Durga Shah Oct 17, 2017 at 08:32 pm  Reply

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Comment #2 by MACHANIShyamKUMAR Apr 29, 2016 at 04:02 am  Reply

Thanks Very much It is very useful

Comment #1 by Danny Ang Jan 29, 2016 at 02:18 am  Reply

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Windows 10 Command Prompt Shortcuts

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