Scroll the Command window using only the keyboard

Posted On 2008-01-16 by FortyPoundHead
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The Windows command prompt (cmd.exe) has always been known for being underpowered compared to Linux, but have you ever noticed that to view the output of a long command you have to resort to the mouse to scroll?

You can easily scroll with just the keyboard, but to get into the "Scroll Mode" you''ll have to use a 4-key combination. Press Alt+Space together, and then E, then L

This will put the command prompt into "Scroll" mode, where you can use the Page Up/Down keys as well as the arrow keys.

To get out of this mode, you can hit the Esc or Enter keys.


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