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Enable or Disable Legacy Console for Command Prompt and PowerShell in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Legacy Console for Command Prompt and PowerShell in Windows 10: With the introduction of Windows 10, the Command Prompt has been loaded with new feature which most of the users aren’t aware of for example you are able to use line wrapping, resizing command prompt, changing the transparency of the command window, and use of Ctrl key shortcuts (i.e. Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V) etc. However, you need to disable “Use legacy console” for Command Prompt in order for you to use these features of Command Prompt in Windows 10.

Enable or Disable Legacy Console for Command Prompt and PowerShell in Windows 10

The same case is with the PowerShell, it also offers the very same features as offered by Windows 10 Command Prompt. And you also need to disable the “Use legacy console” for PowerShell in order for you to utilize these features. Anyway without wasting any time let’s see How to Enable or Disable Legacy Console for Command Prompt and PowerShell in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Enable Legacy Console for Command Prompt and PowerShell in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Enable or Disable Legacy Console for Command Prompt in Windows 10

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt admin

2.Right-click on the Title bar of the Command Prompt and select Properties.

Right-click on the Title bar of the Command Prompt and select Properties

3.If you want to enable legacy mode then checkmarkUse legacy console (requires relaunch)” and click OK.

To enable legacy mode then checkmark Use legacy console (requires relaunch)

Note: The following features would be disabled once you restart Command Promot: Enable Ctrl key shortcuts, Filter clipboard contents on paste, Enable line wrapping selection, and Extended text selection keys.

4.Similarly, if you want to disable legacy mode then uncheckUse legacy console (requires relaunch)” and click OK.

To disable legacy mode then uncheck Use legacy console (requires relaunch)

5.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Enable or Disable Legacy Console for PowerShell in Windows 10

1.Type powershell in Windows Search then right-click on it and select Run as Administrator.

powershell right click run as administrator

2.Right-click on the Title bar of the PowerShell window and select Properties.

Right-click on the Title bar of the PowerShell window and select Properties

3.If you want to enable legacy mode then checkmarkUse legacy console (requires relaunch)” and click OK.

To enable legacy mode for PowerShell checkmark Use legacy console (requires relaunch)

Note: The following features would be disabled once you restart PowerShell: Enable Ctrl key shortcuts, Filter clipboard contents on paste, Enable line wrapping selection, and Extended text selection keys.

4.Similarly, if you want to disable legacy mode then uncheckUse legacy console (requires relaunch)” and click OK.

To disable legacy mode for PowerShell uncheck Use legacy console (requires relaunch)

5.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 3: Enable or Disable Legacy Console for Command Prompt and PowerShell in Windows 10

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console

3.Select Console then in the right window pane scroll down to ForceV2 DWORD.

Select Console then in the right window pane scroll down to ForceV2 DWORD

4.Double-click on ForceV2 DWORD then change the value accordingly and click OK:

0 = Enable Use legacy console
1 = Disable Use legacy console

To Enable Use legacy console change the value of ForceV2 DWORD to 0

5.Reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable or Disable Legacy Console for Command Prompt and PowerShell in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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