Windows – How to copy text from Console2


I just started using Console2 as an alternative to cmd.exe

I can't figure out how to copy text from the console to the clipboard — dragging over it with the mouse won't mark anything, and there is no option in the right-click menu to "mark" as in cmd.exe

It must be terribly obvious but I guess I'm overlooking it… 🙁

Best Answer

Open Console2 menu Edit -> Settings, and in the Hotkeys / Mouse settings configure the selection and copy actions. The defaults are a bit wonky.

I use:

  • Left mouse button = select
  • Ctrl+C = copy
  • Ctrl+V = paste
  • ESC = clear selection

Make sure you press 'Assign' after each change you make otherwise it won't take effect.

Last note: Beware if you use ESC or Ctrl+V in vim, or in any other app.