Mark Block and Area in Windows Terminal


In addition to the ability to mark a character, a word and lines, windows terminal also provides to mark a block.

A marking mode that can be particularly useful for tabular work. It is allowed to mark and edit information that is directly adjacent to each other, without including the entire lines in the marking and editing.

Mark block and area in Windows Terminal

Mark block and area in Windows Terminal.

The Alt key is used for the block marking. Position the mouse pointer at the beginning or end of the block, press the Alt key together with the left mouse button and drag the marker to the other end of the block. The selected block is automatically copied to the clipboard.

About Windows Terminal (wt)

Windows Terminal is a multi-tabbed terminal emulator developed by Microsoft for Windows 10 and later. As a replacement for Windows Console. It can run any command-line app in a separate tab. It is preconfigured to run Command Prompt, PowerShell, WSL, SSH, and Azure Cloud Shell Connector. Windows Terminal comes with its own rendering back-end. Version 1.11 on Windows 11, command-line apps can run using this newer back-end instead of the old Windows Console.

Since Windows 11 22H2 and Windows Terminal 1.15, Windows Terminal replaces Windows Console as the default.

Terminal is a command-line front-end. It can run multiple command-line apps, including text-based shells in a multi-tabbed window. They has out-of-the-box support for Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Bash on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). It can natively connect to Azure Cloud Shell.

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