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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       30 Sep 2014 #1

    Command Prompt gets welcome improvements in Windows 10


    Microsoft’s Windows announcement is underway and Windows 10 is being unveiled. Out of some of the more exciting features unveiled, Microsoft proceeded to demo a feature that doesn’t usually get any attention during events like these; the good ‘ol Windows Command Prompt!

    The new features added to the Command Prompt are labeled as “experimental” currently indicating that they may or not be part of the final release. User feedback will likely be what determines that. Some of these experimental features include Line Wrapping Selection, allowing you to easily select multiple lines of text in the editor; auto text editing when pasting that will remove added tabs and replace unrecognized fancy quotation marks into the straighter, recognized ones; text wrapping upon resizing the Command Prompt window; and the ability to adjust the opacity of the window among other features. You can read more about the new experimental features using the source link below.
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 9879 / Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma5
       30 Sep 2014 #2

    FINALLY I don't have to use a clunky AHK script which more often than not would paste Unicode instead of the directory...
    LOL
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Washington
    Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       30 Sep 2014 #3

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    It took them, oh I don't know, 20 YEARS for them to update command prompt?! Wow... I just finished watching the keynote video that was posted and saw all of this and just sat, mouth ajar thinking, "Really?" That's kind of why I use PowerShell because it has all those nifty improvements.

    Such a strange addition, but will probably be a hooray moment for IT admins who typically do a lot of copying and pasting into cmd prompt.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,351
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Sep 2014 #4

    This is fantastic. I don't know how many times I've pressed Ctrl+V to paste in a Command Prompt window only to get ^V instead of the clipboard data.

    Now if the make Edit mode the default so you can mark and copy without having to select Mark first and increase the default window layout I'll be really, really happy.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,805
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       30 Sep 2014 #5

    I don't know how many know this, but in 8.x it has a paste function in Power Shell by copying the command elsewhere then right clicking on the title bar. It automatically pastes it in the body. Not sure about Command Prompt though.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Sep 2014 #6

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Now if the make Edit mode the default so you can mark and copy without having to select Mark first and increase the default window layout I'll be really, really happy.

    They actually did one better, shift & ctrl-select work as they would in any other application, it's truly an amazing time to be alive!

    Now all they have to do is make it possible to dynamically change the window and we'll know we're living in the future

    Here is the video:
    start at 26 min


    edit: it seems I spoke too soon, it looks at least from the demo that you can dynamically change the window size (he does it accidentally) So the future is now it seems...
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  7. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,394
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       30 Sep 2014 #7

    Ztruker said: View Post
    This is fantastic. I don't know how many times I've pressed Ctrl+V to paste in a Command Prompt window only to get ^V instead of the clipboard data.
    I regularly experience the same problem (also in BASH).

    The other additions sound good too.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2014
    Finland
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7
       01 Oct 2014 #8

    YoMan said: View Post
    edit: it seems I spoke too soon, it looks at least from the demo that you can dynamically change the window size (he does it accidentally) So the future is now it seems...
    Vertically? I think you can do that in Windows 8.1 as well, but not horizontally (at least increasing the original width). I don't see him doing horizontal resizing.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Oct 2014 #9

    This might be really a lot of fun to play with. And it might be the deciding factor for me getting Win10.
    God, I hate having to type 10 rather than 9.. :GRRR:
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    Finland
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7
       01 Oct 2014 #10

    I just tested this, now you can do both vertical AND horizontal resizing of command prompt window.
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