Windows 10 Command Prompt Windows 10 Command Prompt

Enter and Manipulate Text

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Backspace Delete word left to the Cursor
F2, thenaz From current cursor position , delete up to letter selected
Tab Autocomplete Folder 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

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Arrow Up / Arrow Down Scroll through previously used commands
Arrow Right(orF1) Type previous command character by character. Press and hold works too.
F2, thenaz Re-type previous command up to letter selected
F3 Repeat previous Command
F7 Show history of prevoius commands

Select Text (Expanded with Windows 10)

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
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

Copy and Paste (Expanded with Windows 10)

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+C Copy Text
Ctrl+V Paste Text

Navigate Text

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
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 / Scroll screen down

Launching and Managing Command Prompt

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Win+R, then type 'cmd' Run Windows Command Promt
Win+X, thenC Start Command Prompt via Power User Commands
Win+X, thenA Start Command Prompt as Administrator via Power User Commands
type 'exit' Exit Command Prompt
Alt+Enter Switch to full-screen mode. Press again to exit full-screen mode