Windows 10: using copy/paste in command prompt

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  1.    28 Feb 2017 #1

    using copy/paste in command prompt


    Why can't I Paste into the command prompt box?

    I was trying to type a command into the command prompt box, so I though I'd save time by using "Copy/Paste", however this wouldn't work! Why?
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  2.    28 Feb 2017 #2

    Hi, exactly why that may be I can't tell you, as my crystal ball is currently down for unforeseen scheduled maintenance .

    File Explorer - Copy/Cut and Paste function not working

    This suggests a 3rd party program may be interfering.

    Try paste into your command prompt in Safe Mode. If that works, try a process of elimination.
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  3. sml156's Avatar
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       28 Feb 2017 #3

    Check the properties of your Command prompt. Right click on the top bar and select Properties.

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    Make sure use Legacy Mode is Not ​selected.
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  4.    01 Mar 2017 #4

    No, that's not it.
    I have discovered that my problem comes from first "left clicking" the mouse within the Command Prompt window, before trying to paste the clipboard. Apparently this initiates a "select" mode, and clears the clipboard.
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  5.    01 Mar 2017 #5

    Hi, does your reply also address my post #2?
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  6.    01 Mar 2017 #6

    Not exactly, as I never tried to see what happens in "safe mode". I believe that I just did not understand that "left clicking" in the command prompt window cleared out the clipboard.. ��
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  7.    01 Mar 2017 #7

    billt4g said: View Post
    Not exactly, as I never tried to see what happens in "safe mode". I believe that I just did not understand that "left clicking" in the command prompt window cleared out the clipboard.. ��
    In the past left click was copy and right click paste (only CMD not powershell)

    CTRL+V is a pretty new way of pasting I think. Don't think it worked in windows 8 but I'm not 100% sure.

    Anyway you are correct. Left click (without selecting anything) clears the clipboard as it replaces the existing contents with nothing as that is what you selected.
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  8.    01 Mar 2017 #8

    I can left click in the command prompt window and still paste - provided there was sthg in the buffer.
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  9.    01 Mar 2017 #9

    as in pic (post 3) select properties and check "quickedit mode"

    because there is no way I constantly gonna remember and type all the cmd strings...

    I c/p from txt to cmd all the time testing when creating batch files
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  10. sml156's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       01 Mar 2017 #10

    I did not know that left clicking in the command prompt window would delete the contents of the clipboard, I tried it because I didn't think it would work, I learned something today.

    As Kyhi said I to use the clipboard to paste commands, When I right click in the command window it automatically pastes itself in.
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