Tired of having to right click and go to properties and enable quick edit. Is there a command I can run? a reg key I can modify from the cmd? Windows 10

  • In order to get to CMD properties in windows you have to open CMD and right click on the bar at the top of the window. Sep 19, 2019 at 14:33
  • The setting should stick all by itself if you go to the cmd properties dialog. You shouldn't need a registry hack. I just tested this myself and it sticks to whatever I last left it at. Sep 19, 2019 at 14:55
  • @SeñorCMasMas This is for work. I do help desk and we have over 200k machines we support. location 1 might have it but tomorrow ill need to remote into location 45000 and that wont be enabled there. Sep 19, 2019 at 15:05

2 Answers 2


There is a regkey in:


There should be (or create it) a value QuickEdit of type DWORD, you can set it to 1.

Found it on: https://stackoverflow.com/a/9929239/2100126


Already answered here, update "QuickMode" setting in Windows Registry:

reg add HKCU\Console /v QuickEdit /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

However it will not affect currently opened window. But you can reopen a window:

:: Get QuickEdit Mode setting from Windows Registry
FOR /F "usebackq tokens=3*" %%A IN (`REG QUERY "HKCU\Console" /v QuickEdit`) DO (
  set quickEditSetting=%%A %%B

if %quickEditSetting%==0x1 (
  :: Disable QuickEdit Mode
  reg add HKCU\Console /v QuickEdit /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

  :: Open script in a new Command Prompt window
  start "" "%~dpnx0" %* && exit

... script logic here ...

Additional info about HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console Registry configuration - https://renenyffenegger.ch/notes/Windows/registry/tree/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/console/index

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