I just found a great windows explorer extension at Codeproject called The Command Prompt Explorer Bar. With that installed, hitting Ctrl+M when in explorer splits the explorer-window so part of it shows the folder contents and part of it shows a command prompt opened at the current location. Clicking around in the graphical tree folder hiearchy also sends cd commands to the command prompt so the two windows stay synchronized. It's fabulous stuff:
I started to think about what a hassle it is, not being able to use Ctrl+V to paste text into command prompts and discovered there are some alternatives such as Alt+SPACE, E, P which brings up an E&dit -> P&aste menu.
I made a simple AutoHotkey script which lets the user type Win+V for paste: (More similar to Ctrl+V and faster than Alt+SPACE, E, P)
This works like a charm as long as the command prompt is not full screen. If you're in a full screen command prompt though, hitting the Win-key (for Win+V) will bring you out of full screen. The command will still work though, so when you maximize the command prompt window the text will have been pasted, but it's still way too much of a hassle to be practical. I'm sure it's possible to maximize the command prompt right afterwards, but that would probably result in an extremely annoying flicker.
Are there any good workarounds for this? I've thought of something like:
maximize command prompt
but that's ugly and to my knowledge there is nothing that can "freeze" the screen this way. I also thought of taking a screenshot, then filling the screen with that screenshot, paste the text and maximize the command prompt "behind the screenshot" and then remove it, i.e. use a screenshot like a screen-curtain, but that's even uglier.
How can this be accomplished?
P.S. Is AutoHotkey ready for Vista??