- You can pause the text scrolling in the CLI window, which comes in handy when you have a large list flying by after using the List, Dir or Type commands, or any other command or whatnot that shoots a ton of data out in a single burst. All you have to do is press any character key. This pauses the scroll so you can actually read, but doesn't "break" the command like the Escape key would. To continue the scroll, press BACKSPACE to delete the character you added to the screen. The easiest way to start and restart a scrolling disk directory is to press SPACE and BACKSPACE.
- Pressing the left mouse button also stops text output. When you release the mouse button, the text will continue (I love this). This is super handy when text is scrolling past so fast that you can't quite read it, like the List, Dir, and Type commands mentioned above. This takes two hands to do properly, but the advantage of the mouse is you have a much shorter strike distance than you do a spring-loaded keyboard key. So, at least for me, this allows for more precision and less banging of my precious keyboard.
- <CTRL><H> Deletes the last character entered (or BACKSPACE)
- <CTRL><I> Moves the cursor to a tab position to the right or <Tab> (default 5 character)
- <CTRL><J> Enters line feed without executing the entered command. This allows multiple command entry. Pressing the <Return> key executes all commands in sequence
- <CTRL><L> Clears the screen
- <CTRL><M> Ends the line and executes the entered or <Return> commands
- <CTRL><X> Deletes the current line
Dragging a directory from lister or an opened window and dropping it into Shell will make the command line go to that directory.
No need to type CD to go to directory... just type directory name.
Type the first letter and hit TAB, and Shell will display all commands that begins with that letter (if you want to really learn something, go start typing letters!)
In an empty Shell, hit TAB and it will open the classic lister to choose a directory with mouse, and a simple [Enter] will send you there. No need to type commands and go to directories.
Shut Down: Just turn off the power! Ever since Windows entered our lives, shutting down machines became a nail biter, until mobile OSes, perhaps. But at the time, the idea of shutting off a computer by killing the power would have made a Win 95 user's face turn red.
CTRL+SHIFT+LMButton will open COPY/PASTE text and part of the typed text in Shell.