To copy and paste MS-DOS text using the mouse

>Open the Command Prompt window.

>Right-click the title bar of the command prompt window, and then click Properties.

>On the Options tab, under Edit Options, select the QuickEdit Mode check box if it isn't already selected, and then click OK.

>In the Apply Properties To Shortcut dialog box, click either of the following:

>Apply properties to current window only to use QuickEdit mode in the current window.
>Modify shortcut that started this window to apply QuickEdit mode every time you start the MS-DOS-based program.

>Click OK.
>Click and drag the mouse pointer over the text you want to copy in the command prompt window.

>Position the cursor where you want the text to be inserted, and then do either of the following:

>In an MS-DOS-based program, right-click the title bar, click Edit, and then click Paste.
>In a Windows-based program, click the Edit menu, and then click Paste.


>QuickEdit mode is not available in all MS-DOS-based programs.

>You cannot paste text into a command prompt window or MS-DOS-based program when it is running in a full screen.

Select a TrueType font to use in the command prompt

Some languages require you to use a TrueType font when you type characters at the command prompt. To select a TrueType font, follow these steps:

>Open Command Prompt, if you have not already done so.

>On the System menu, click Properties.

>On the Font tab, under Font, click a TrueType font, such as Lucida Console, and then click OK.

>In the Apply Properties To Shortcut dialog box, do one of the following:

>To use the TrueType font for only this session, click Apply properties to current window only.

>To always use the TrueType font you selected, click Modify shortcut that started this window.


To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt. or Start-> Run-> CMD