I was hanging out with some Pluralsight guys last weekend. Dan Sullivan was talking about SQL Service Broker, so I was already paying close attention, but then he did something that made me sit straight up my seat…he selected text in a console window using only the keyboard!
I've said it many times before: I'm a keyboard kind of guy. So it has always bugged me when I have had to take my hands off the keyboard to select text in a console window. Well, now I don't have to any more. Maybe I'm the last guy to figure this out, but apparently when you go into mark mode in a console window, you can use the arrow keys to move the selection point, and shift-arrows to extend the selection. Way cool!
Just to summarize, here's how I'd select some text in a console window, using only the keyboard:
Alt-Space, e, k [Enter mark mode]
Down, down, down, right, right, right [Move the cursor]
Shift-right, shift-down, shift-right [Extend the selection]
Enter [Copy the selection to the clipboard]
Yay! Thanks Dan!