Network Administration: Windows Command Control Menu

Although the Windows command window has no menu bar, it does have a menu that you can access via the control box at the top-left corner of the window. Besides the commands found on this menu for all windows (such as Move, Size, and Minimize), this menu includes three additional commands:

  • Edit: The Edit command leads to a submenu with several choices. Several of these commands work together so that you can copy information from the command window to the Clipboard and vice versa.

    If you choose Edit→Mark, you’re placed in a special editing mode that lets you highlight text in the command window with the mouse. (Normally, the mouse doesn’t do anything in the command window.) You can then choose Edit→Copy or just press Enter to copy the text that you selected to the Clipboard.

    You can also use the Edit menu to paste text from the Clipboard, to scroll the window, and to search the window for text.

  • Default: Lets you set default properties for the command window.

  • Properties: Displays a Properties dialog box that you can use to change the appearance of the window. You can change the font size, choose background colors, and make other adjustments to make the command window look good on your computer.