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  • 8.1 Command Window

    This topic contains 3 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  WSrcull999 3 weeks, 5 days ago.

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    • #2001474 Reply


      At some point my Command Window lost the section of its menu containing Edit, Defaults, and Properties.  It looks like the Command Window for Win95, or was it Windows3.1?

      Opening in Administrator mode makes no difference.  It is incredibly frustrating to not be able to copy or paste or select from this window.  I wonder if anyone has heard of this and/or can help.


    • #2001516 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Does select/copy/paste still work with the hotkeys?

      (Paste is Shift-Insert like back in Windows 2.x … Copy is Ctrl-Insert)

    • #2001527 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Close command prompt, regedit, export HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console (the entire key) then delete it. Re-open command prompt – are your options restored?

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    • #2002041 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks for both suggestions, but neither helped.

      Here is the key I exported, if that tells you anything:


      “FaceName”=”Lucida Console”



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