How can I leave the MS-DOS editor?

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How can I exit the MS-DOS editor, the editor which comes up if I type edit at a Windows prompt? The help available from F1 does not tell me this.


Yes, the F1 Help file of did not explain about usage of Alt key.

Other than doing Alt+F, X to get File > Exit command, you can press Alt key then use the cursor keys to navigate menu system.

The (possibly) expected function of using the mouse to click on the File command does not work by default. This is because the DOS Window properties have “Edit Options” enabled for “QuickEdit Mode” and “Insert Mode”. Click on the top left of the DOS Window then “Properties”, and then disable those two “Edit Options”, and you will be able to use the mouse to execute commands on the menu bar.

Have you tried File -> Exit (alt+f, x)?

You can exit EDIT by pressing
alt ENTER uparrow ENTER

Which will perform “File -> Exit -> Confirm”

It is also the same fingering to arpeggiate a major chord on a piano in a triangle-wave fashion. Cheers and much love on this nostalgic post.

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