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My current technique is to right-click in the command prompt and then click paste. This bugs me - is there a better way?

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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know why they didn't just add support for a control-v paste command? – Shane Wealti Nov 2 '11 at 13:59
up vote 9 down vote accepted

Its not amazingly user friendly, but you can paste with ALT+Space, e, p.

From here.

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This was solved on Server Fault:

I personally use a little AutoHotkey script to remap certain keyboard functions, for the console window (CMD) I use:>

; Redefine only when the active window is a console window 
#IfWinActive ahk_class ConsoleWindowClass> 

; Close Command Window with Ctrl+w
WinGetTitle sTitle
If (InStr(sTitle, "-")=0) { 
    Send EXIT{Enter}
} else {
    Send ^w


; Ctrl+up / Down to scroll command window back and forward
Send {WheelUp}

Send {WheelDown}

; Paste in command window
; Spanish menu (Editar->Pegar, I suppose English version is the same, Edit->Paste)
Send !{Space}ep

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alt+space+E+P should do it

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Control and V, like the rest of the OS :P

#IfWinActive, ahk_class ConsoleWindowClass
^v:: Send !{Space}ep

(Yep, that's just automating the previous answers, but automating them it is. Autohotkey! :))

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